Same company that manufactures “Smart” TVs that spy on you now rolling out refrigerators that record everything you say

Thursday, September 14, 2017
By Paul Martin

by: JD Heyes
NaturalNews.com
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

It’s official: Privacy in the ‘technology age’ is officially dead, and it’s not very likely that genie can be put back into the bottle.

You may have noticed that “voice recognition” technology is all the rage these days, featured in a range of new consumer products that are part of the “Internet of things.” Devices like Amazon’s “Echo” are designed to listen for the sound of your voice and respond to it. Google devices have been recording the sound of your voice for years, as the U.K.’s Independent reported in February.

“Smart” TVs are also designed to respond to the sound of your voice, meaning that they — like other Internet-connected consumer voice recognition products — can be hacked and then used to spy on you. In fact one smart TV maker, Samsung Electronics, even admitted in 2015 that its TVs could be used to spy on you in your home, as we reported:

Samsung has issued a warning to owners of its Internet-connected “smart TV” — anything they say while sitting in the vicinity of the device could be overheard.

According to a clause in Samsung’s privacy policy, buyers should beware: “Please be aware that if your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among the data captured and transmitted to a third party.”

Now, it seems, as noted by Webwire, Samsung is introducing expanded voice recognition technology to other products it makes, including refrigerators.

“Samsung has continuously enhanced the Family Hub since its first introduction at CES 2016, focusing on improving consumer lifestyles,” said JS Park, Executive Vice President of the Digital Appliances Business at Samsung Electronics. “Our endeavor to advance the smart features of home appliances has always been closely tied to our mission to make a meaningful difference in the lives of individual consumers and families with innovations that matter.”

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