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originally posted by: smurfy
Tech giant Samsung has warned customers against discussing personal or sensitive information in front of its voice-activated televisions.
“You can control your SmartTV, and use many of its features, with voice commands. If you enable Voice Recognition, you can interact with your Smart TV using your voice. To provide you the Voice Recognition feature, some voice commands may be transmitted (along with information about your device, including device identifiers) to a third-party service that converts speech to text or to the extent necessary to provide the Voice Recognition features to you.
In addition, Samsung may collect and your device may capture voice commands and associated texts so that we can provide you with Voice Recognition features and evaluate and improve the features. Please be aware that if your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among the data captured and transmitted to a third party through your use of Voice Recognition.”
So, you do voice training for the tv recognition, and that info goes to a server and back, but also Samsung, collects data for evaluation, all well and good I suppose in the right hands, but what happen when the day comes that secret services demand that info from the server/s the same as they are doing now.....potentially on anybody? Yes, 1984. I have a voice trainer in my car, I haven't bothered with it yet, but it seems the same, or similar methods are employed, so we all, need to talk in whispers now!
originally posted by: 0bserver1
Privacy will just be a fancy name in the future.. We want this tech so bad that we are willing to give up privacy . The new name will be transparency, if you don't have any thing to hide then why worry about privacy? In about hundred years from now your thoughts will be out there too...
originally posted by: MKMoniker
a reply to: smurfy
This idea actually surfaced a few years ago, before the Xbox One came out. Bill Gates wanted to make the new MS game console a "living room center piece" that would always be On. The fan gamers rebelled - they just wanted a game console - and the idea was revamped before the console hit the market.
The part I don't get, is why this idea of an "always On" living room set-piece is being pushed so hard. Most of us sit in our living rooms to watch TV, drink and eat. Not discuss politics or argue conspiracies. So here's my short-list of possible reasons:
1) Compressing all the meta-data into more usable form for advertisers. Families in this or that income bracket and aged kids, watch this or that each night. Instead of trying to analyze each family member's computer-tracking.
2) As raw data for surveillance agencies, they must have robo-surveillance that sorts thru all that bibble-babble in the average living room, looking for key words or phrases to indicate possible criminal activities.
3) As a social service, maybe people who are suicidal, or kids who are being abused could be saved - if the data was interpreted correctly and in time.