Samsung Warns Customers To Think Twice About What They Say Near Smart TVs

I sell probably 10 of these a day – does it include phones as well? What about other devices with voice recognition? I have a Samsung tablet are those included as well?

“Samsung is a Nuance customer. The data that Nuance collects is speech data. Nuance respects the privacy of its users in its use of speech data. Our use of such data is for the development and improvement of our voice recognition and natural language understanding technologies. As outlined in our privacy policy, third parties work under contract with Nuance, pursuant to confidentiality agreements, to help Nuance tailor and deliver the speech recognition and natural language service, and to help Nuance develop, tune, enhance, and improve its products and services.

We do not sell that speech data for marketing or advertising. Nuance does not have a relationship with government agencies to turn over consumer data…..There is no intention to trace these samples to specific people or users.

Nuance’s Wikipedia page mentions that the company maintains a small division for government and military system development, but that is not confirmed at this time.”



Jake Anderson
February 13, 2016

In a troubling new development in the domestic consumer surveillance debate, an investigation into Samsung Smart TVs has revealed that user voice commands are recorded, stored, and transmitted to a third party. The company even warns customers not to discuss personal or sensitive information within earshot of the device.

This is in stark contrast to previous claims by tech manufacturers, like PlayStation, who vehemently deny their devices record personal information, despite evidence to the contrary, including news that hackers can gain access to unencrypted streams of credit card information.

The new Samsung controversy stems from the discovery of a single haunting statement in the company’s “privacy policy,” which states:

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.

This sparked a back and…

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Author: Lisa the Infidel

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2 thoughts on “Samsung Warns Customers To Think Twice About What They Say Near Smart TVs”

  1. The capability of Smart device inter-connectivity means that a top of the line surveillance system (with audio and video) can be placed in any citizens home by the citizen themselves under the guise of “convenience”. Tech addiction can now be seen as a pandemic!

    1. AMEN — Hammerhead so many peeps that buy these have NO CLUE how to use the device. I urge them – do your research. I play a “game” guessing which will bring the device back claiming it doesn’t operate properly – when really all they need to do is READ THE MANUAL!

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