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Pop-up ads on TVs? Say it ain't so!

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.

Dear Samsung: Stop experimenting with pop-up ads for TVs. You're giving us anxiety.

Worried about your privacy with smart TV voice-recording features? Your sanity may be the bigger concern if Samsung rolls out pop-up ads for television sets. It seems an early test leaked out for some users.

Also in this tech-news roundup, learn what data car makers are collecting about you, and how the White House plans to crack down on cyberterrorism. Our cybersecurity situation is grim, but at least smartphone theft is down:

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