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SPY-PHONE Samsung's 'peeping Tom' smartphones can watch what you do...

•, By Margi Murphy

SAMSUNG phones use technology which can spy on what you're reading and watching online – and monitor emails in your inbox.

The phones switch onto spy mode after they are alerted by a "beacon" often embedded in web pages or signals hidden in online adverts.

Jim Killock, Executive Director of Open Rights Group warned that "Samsung want to get to know you – but they are behaving like a peeping Tom".

He added: "Samsung have taken spying on their customers to a whole new level.

"What you can't see, and can't hear, won't worry you — or so it hopes.

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