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Is Your New HDTV Watching You?

• HD Guru
A new generation of high definition television sets are hitting the American market now. Samsung’s top-of-the-line sets will include an internally wired HD camera, twin microphones, face tracking, and speech recognition. The question is: Who will be able to use these features, in addition to you? While Web cameras and Internet connectivity are not new to HDTVs, their complete integration is, and it’s the always connected camera and microphones, combined with the option of third-party apps (not to mention Samsung’s own software) gives us cause for concern regarding the privacy of TV buyers and their friends and families. Samsung has not released a privacy policy clarifying what data it is collecting and sharing with regard to the new TV sets. And while there is no current evidence of any particular security hole or untoward behavior by Samsung’s app partners, Samsung has only stated that it “assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable” in the event that a product or serv

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