Is your TV spying on YOU? It sounds like science fiction but many new TVs can watch you – telling advertisers your favourite shows or even filming you on the sofa. And there’s no off switch!

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You are sitting in bed in your pyjamas, drinking a cup of cocoa. A loved one lies next to you, watching late-night television. Pillow talk is exchanged. An alarm clock is set. Eventually the lights are turned out.

Earlier, you sat on the living-room sofa eating supper, before loading the dishwasher and heading upstairs.

You have, in other words, just enjoyed a perfectly normal night, in a perfectly normal home. The curtains are drawn, the central heating turned up. It’s cosy, relaxing and, above all, completely private. Or so you thought.

The truth turns out to be quite the opposite. For on the other side of the world, people you didn’t know existed are keeping a beady eye on your every move.

These characters can see what clothes you have been wearing and what food you’ve eaten. They heard every word you said, and logged every TV show you watched. Some are criminals, others work for major corporations. And now they know your most intimate secrets.

It may sound like a plot summary for a futuristic science-fiction movie. But real-life versions of this Orwellian scenario are being played out every day in towns and cities across the globe — and in most cases the victims have no idea.

At fault is a common electronic device invented nearly a century ago and found in almost every modern household: the domestic television set.

Put simply, our TVs have started spying on us.

 

EXCLUSIVE: The sisters who are the first proof that Russian flesh-eating ‘cannibal’ drug Krokodil IS in the U.S.

EXCLUSIVE: The sisters who are the first proof that Russian flesh-eating ‘cannibal’ drug Krokodil IS in the U.S.

  • Amber and Angie Neitzel, from Joliet, Illinois, say they have been using the potent alternative to heroin – which originated in Russia – for around a year
  • The drug’s devastating effect can clearly be seen by comparing pictures on their Facebook pages taken just a few months before they tried Krokodil
  • They say they had no idea they were taking Krokodil – a mixture of codeine and toxic ingredients including gasoline and lighter fluid 
  • Leading drugs specialist Dr Abhin Singla, confirmed to MailOnline that the sisters had abused Krokodil after Angie was among five addicts he treated for the drug in his small hospital in the last few weeks
  • Dr Singla is in no doubt because their telltale scaly sores – which gave the drug it’s name – are different from other addicts 
  • Despite these gruesome reports and several more examples spanning the country in states including Utah and Arizona the DEA initially played down concerns, saying they are ‘not seeing cases’ of abuse of the substance
  • Amber said: ‘My boyfriend actually had maggots coming out of his leg. I know people don’t want to hear stuff like that, but it is really happening out here’
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