What about if I have sex with the tv on? Not that I have sex, but if I did I would want the tv on.
That way the neighbours would think I'm just playing call of duty. The poor tv would need some counselling I think.
Just wonder how many smart TVs have this already installed ?
Just hope people know what there buying ,
And I don't think they will tell you at point of sale too.
I'm pretty shocked they have revealed this tbh .
Just marry the TV and get it over with. Our appliances are now spies? Not only the walls, but the furniture has ears? What kind of mind thought this
up, and then what kind of executives does Samsung (and other companies) have that would go ahead and approve this? Ones who don't have their own TV
sets in their homes, that's for sure. Gotta cut this post short, my kitchen sink is calling me and it sounds p.o.'ed.
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Aleister because: (no reason given)
A little bit blown out of proportion as usual.
For one thing, you can disable the feature or just ensure the TV does not have an Internet connection and secondly - it's another case of cherry
picking combined with not understanding how the TV works.
The hysteria is making it sound like the TV transmits a constant stream of everything happening in the room, only it doesn't. You have to have the
feature activated, the Internet connected and here's the kicker - you have to press a button on the remote while you speak much like on a
walkie talkie. It's the same as on my LG TV.
The remote is here, the button you have to press to send audio is near the top and looks like a microphone.
command. The problem is the hysterical Twitter/Blog mobs are too dim to engage their brains before fingers hit the keyboard.
I.e. if you press the button while saying 'find me an action movie' while Aunt Gertrude is talking about her piles in the background then the entire
stream of audio while the button is pressed will be sent, including your voice command and Aunt Gertrude's piles comments.
If you're paranoid about this then you better stop calling anyone on the phone, in case you can't control your mouth and start talking about
something you don't want them to hear - because it's basically the same apart from whatever you say I doubt Samsung or their voice recognition
partner's automated system gives two hoots what you're talking about. They don't even keep a copy of the audio so it wouldn't be admissible as any
type of evidence and you'd have to be a retard to say something compromising while having your finger on the push to talk button anyway.
As I recall, the new LGs, out last year, have that same feature. But damnit, people most of your smart phone also have that capacity if you have
downloaded some of the most common apps. THAT IS WHY THEY ARE FREE!
Years ago, a friend of mine told me her grandmother was 'losing it' because she wouldn't get dressed in a bedroom with a TV in it because she said
"they can see me." Maybe the grandma was just forward-thinking. Wonder what that friend would say now.
I guess we should assume that all our phones, laptops, tablets, TVs, and any other devices that connect to anything else spy on us. And the capability
of being able to turn it off seems to be being removed faster than we can keep up with figuring out how to.
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