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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RE[2]: Comment by Thom_Holwerda
by andih on Sat 31st Mar 2012 20:32 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Thom_Holwerda"
andih
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2010-03-27

If Id plug an ethernet cable into my tv, I would have to install system my self, to be sure whats running on it. Debian Wheezy e.g.

I dont run anything* that I dont administer my self and know how it is working ;)

My nas, wireless ap, router, computers, all are running some kind of open source linux. Mostly debians..

* - the tv decoder is the only exception. That one I didnt install myself.. I never watch tv anyways, so Ill probably not going to bother replacing it.. Its not connected to internet either.

I have quite a lot of fun using open source solutions ;) And its more secure.

Edited 2012-03-31 20:34 UTC

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