Does an interactive TV with a built-in webcam and microphones sound like a great idea to you? Samsung is releasing advanced LED HDTVs with new features including a built-in camera with microphones, face recognition, voice command and Internet access. Pretty cool, right? Maybe, if you’re not concerned with privacy that is.
While these new features look great on paper for streamlining your television and computer needs into one device, the truth of the matter is that these features are actually raising privacy concerns among experts and consumers alike. The reality is that there is no way to turn off the camera or microphones manually.
Yes, Samsung says you can download software to disable these devices, or one can manually adjust the camera to face the ceiling, as opposed to facing viewers. However, there is no way to indicate to users whether or not the devices are in use, such as a red light near the camera, which makes the camera appear to be one big privacy concern to many.
With Samsung not exactly making disabling these devices user-friendly, there is concern that Samsung or Samsung-affiliated companies, or worse, third party hackers using apps, will have easy access to watch and listen to everything happening in your living room.
What are the biggest potential privacy and security questions the Samsung TV poses?
What can Samsung do to ease worries?
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But, before you go, think about this and let us know your thoughts in a comment below: Would you feel like your information and identity would be secure using these new Samsung TVs?