Samsung warns customers not to discuss personal information in front of smart TVs
February 9, 2015
Samsung has confirmed that its “smart TV” sets are listening to customers’ every word, and the company is warning customers not to speak about personal information while near the TV sets.
The company revealed that the voice activation feature on its smart TVs will capture all nearby conversations. The TV sets can share the information, including sensitive data, with Samsung as well as third-party services.
Samsung has now issued a new statement clarifying how the voice activation feature works. “If a consumer consents and uses the voice recognition feature, voice data is provided to a third party during a requested voice command search,” Samsung said in a statement. “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.”
The company added that it does not retain or sell the voice data, but it didn’t name the third party that translates users’ speech.
Update, Feb. 10: Samsung has updated its policy and named the third party in question, Nuance Communications, Inc. Meghan DeMaria
GAME SHOCKER Horrified dad found sick messages from paedo predator in his eight-year old son’s Roblox iPad game
Iain Morrison warns fellow parents after approaches while playing game made his ‘stomach turn’
By CARL STROUD 15th February 2017
The father decided to check out the game – dubbed the new Minecraft – after reading a worrying article about it online.
Iain, from Hull, East Yorks, believes the game, which is aimed at children aged between eight and 12, is being used by adults looking to meet up with vulnerable youngsters.
He said: “I just had it in my head that I needed to ask the boys if they were playing on this Roblox game after reading about it online.
“They said they had it so I’ve said let me have a look at it.
“From the outlook it looks completely fine, you can go into different rooms and in the first room I wasn’t sent anything untoward.