Samsung: smart TVs hear no calls off




Samsung has stated that they are not smart TVs used to eavesdrop on conversations. The company has given explanations on televisions that feature voice recognition after concerns arose about the privacy terms.

To clarify the confusion regarding the alleged bugging Samsung has updated its privacy policy. On his blog put the Korean manufacturer set changes. In a previous version of the conditions Samsung warned its users to express personal information: who can be forwarded to third parties viz. Passage which led to the fear among users that conversations are bugged.

The new version of the privacy policy makes clear what Samsung actually mean, says the company. As speech is recorded when the user gives a query with his voice. The recorded voice is then sent to Nuance, which analyzes the image and converts it to a command. As long as the user is leaving no search, no information is collected.

Samsung emphasizes that users who have not even turned on voice control not eavesdropped. In addition, no voice is recorded only if the user commands for operating the TV: for the voice search data must be sent to a server, but when operating the TV that is not necessary, according to Samsung.

It is not the first time that questions arise regarding the privacy policy of Samsung in smart TVs. In 2012, the company had also been defending , after criticism arose over how personal information collected will be stored in smart TVs.


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