Linked by Howard Fosdick on Fri 30th Mar 2012 22:21 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes HD Guru writes that new HDTVs now have all the hardware (webcams, audio mics, Internet connectivity) and software (facial and speech recognition, etc) to make them ideal for data collection on those watching. Samsung, the article's focus, does not disclose what OS its new HDTVs use, making it hard to judge whether they are secure from hacking. A follow-up article prints Samsung's privacy statement along with evaluation by Gary Merson of HD Guru.
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Black Electric Tape
by jburnett on Sat 31st Mar 2012 00:33 UTC
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What happens when you block the camera on your TV? Does it refuse to turn on? If not, I'm thinking there is a whole new use for black electric tape or some nice silver duct tape.

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