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Samsung Snooping Policy Change

Samsung is explained why it's Smart TV's aren't stalking you.

Many consumers have been concerned after information about the privacy policy was released.  It showed how there's a possibility you're being spied on and recorded without your knowledge.  However, the company said they have changed their policy.

Now it reads:

If  you enable Voice Recognition, you can interact with your Smart TV using your voice.  To provide you the Voice Recognition feature, some interactive voice commands may be transmitted (along with information about your device, including device identifiers) to a third party service provider (currently, Nuance Communications, Inc.) that converts your interactive voice commands to text and 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 tests so that we can provide you with Voice Recognition features and evaluate and improve the features.  Samsung will collect your interactive voice commands only when you make a specific search request to the Smart TV by clicking the activation button either on the remote control or on your screen and speaking into the microphone on the remote control.”

Samsung also states that you can deactivate the Voice Recognition.  You just have to go to the “settings” menu to do so.

Alexandra McClung, Newschannel 6
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