Samsung reveals potential for smart TVs to eavesdrop

Pic: AP.

Pic: AP.

The South Korean electronics company says voice recognition technology in its Internet connected TVs can capture and transmit nearby conversations.

The potential for TVs to eavesdrop is revealed in Samsung’s smart TV privacy statement.

For the voice command feature to work, third party software translates speech into text and sends the command back to the TV.

Samsung says data collection related to voice commands is aimed at improving TV performance but users can disable it.