CNET's Dan Graziano shows you how to opt-out of app advertisements on select SmartTV models.
Privacy group charges that Smart TVs' voice-command feature violates federal privacy law by collecting owners' private communications.
Samsung's one-two, bad-news punch this week could have a lasting impact on its TV business. Also, new hardware from Nintendo 3DS and from our future robot overlords. All that and more in your look back at the week in tech.
Technically Incorrect: The picturesque city of Hayward, California, decides it must have road signs that reflect our modern world.
Technically Incorrect: A Georgia chemistry student replied to a Craigslist ad that turned out to be fake. It led, police say, to his death when he met the alleged sellers.
It's a bad week for Samsung. After the firm addressed privacy concerns, some of its Smart TVs began displaying annoying pop-up ads. Meanwhile, the White House plans to form a cybersecurity agency, and smartphone thefts decline thanks to kill switches.
The independent group will focus on cutting-edge fields including virtual reality, robotics, 3D printing, drones and autonomous vehicles.
Technically Incorrect: Hundreds of Miami police officers allegedly log on to the app and register false locations, thereby being able to still surprise drivers. There's only one problem: there's no evidence.
Technically Incorrect: An Italian grandmother in Australia grapples with the idea of talking to Siri and ends up calling the voice command system "a bloody sh**". Of course, she's now a Web hit.
Technically Incorrect: In a critique of teams built on stats, the NBA analyst excoriates those who believe numbers are all. In fact, he says, there is no proof that numbers lead to winning.