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Yes, the smart TV is watching you.

by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 21, 2013 2:30 AM PST
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Some have cameras
by Steven Haninger / November 21, 2013 2:40 AM PST

for Skype, etc. It's probably a good idea to dress up appropriately before going near the thing...or tarp it when you want privacy.

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My complaint is simple.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 21, 2013 2:44 AM PST
In reply to: Some have cameras

So far all the makers have not issued what data they are collecting. While we know that isn't trustworthy, almost all of the makers respond with silence if you ask them about what information they collect.

History repeats itself here. Just like spyware on PCs, then the CIQ issue on phones, and now "Smart" TVs.

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(NT) guess I'll stick with this older 48 inch for a while
by Roger NC / November 21, 2013 7:14 AM PST
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Danger, Will Robinson!!!
by Willy / November 21, 2013 11:11 PM PST

It's getting to the point that all those sci-fi movies may have some fact to live-up to. It's becoming more and more whether or not we want this but forced into accepting this as a fact of life. The collection of data is certainly human based, but once its handled off to more mundane routines, that it will monitored totally by machines and certainly, one day will come, "we have to protect humans from themselves" logic or as I sure is coming, Skynet will become aware. That may seem like fiction, but AI is truly being worked on and already used on Mars missions as fuzzy logic and all that. Quite frankly, a boo-boo is going to happen and it won't be nice. Sorry, I'm my own little think tank. Wink adios -----Willy-T800 Shocked

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