"Keeping up with the Jones'es" is not easy in this fast moving techno-age but if you break your back to get your hands on the latest gizmos have you ever wondered why?
Marketing managers pull you through hoops to get you hooked; once they have you by the short and curlies you are sunk. Buying into the latest techno fad will be a must.
But what if you smart TV is listening in on your conversations?
This story reminds me of an aged maiden aunt in the 1970s who was convinced the people on TV could hear her conversations and were spying on her.
How we laughed but comedy has become reality for Samsung Smart TV owners.
Samsung has issued a warning to its customers not to discuss personal information in front of their smart TV!
The Daily Beast highlighted this spy TV, the story was picked up by the mainstream media and now Samsung has issued a warning.
“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,” the policy reads.
Perhaps the data collection will help Samsung make even smarter TVs and is relatively harmless but who is the third party receiving your information?
What would the third party do if, even for a laugh, you discussed fabricated criminal activities, sex-life ups and downs or the state of your bank account?
Voice activation may be the future but what was wrong with getting of your ass and turning the channel over?
Remote controls have taken over everyday life and resulted in more fat backsides so what will be the outcome of voice activation commands?