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
jburnett
Member since:
2012-03-29

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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RE: Black Electric Tape
by CapEnt on Sat 31st Mar 2012 02:17 in reply to "Black Electric Tape"
CapEnt Member since:
2005-12-18

The TV will say "Hello, Dave", and congratulate that you figured how to neutralize his evil powers, something that two astronauts failed inside Discovery One.

From this point, its better to return the unit to your preferred local store, since sleeping with on will never be safe anymore.

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