Samsung Warns Not To Discuss Personal Info In Front Of TV –


I assume this applies to Siri and all voice activated smart phones…? Does anyone know?  -keith

Samsung has now provided the below statement with additional details about the working of its Voice Recognition SmartTV feature to TechCrunch in response to this article. The company also suggests consumers with “product concerns or questions” should contact it directly.

In all of our Smart TVs we employ industry-standard security safeguards and practices, including data encryption, to secure consumers’ personal information and prevent unauthorized collection or use.

Voice recognition, which allows the user to control the TV using voice commands, is a Samsung Smart TV feature, which can be activated or deactivated by the user. The TV owner can also disconnect the TV from the Wi-Fi network. Should consumers enable the voice recognition capability, the voice data consists of TV commands, or search sentences, only. Users can easily recognize if the voice recognition feature is activated because a microphone icon appears on the screen.

Samsung does not retain voice data or sell it to third parties. If a consumer consents and uses the voice recognition feature, voice data is provided to a third party during a requested voice command search. At that time, the voice data is sent to a server, which searches for the requested content then returns the desired content to the TV.

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