F-Secure: Besides Smart TVs, also Google is eavesdropping using Voice Search

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Besides Smart TVs also Google’s Voice Search partly uploads recorded sounds.

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#2

I’d like to see microphones on tvs be an optional extra, rather than inbuilt.

At any rate, Google isn’t listening to your conversations (unlike Samsung), except when you explicitly request it to (unlike samsung, which spparently sends everything to third parties for processing).


#3

@debro: IDK about that. Google has been known to collect as much data about its users as possible. AFAIK, nothing is sacred to Google as long as they can “show more relevent ads” (if that’s really all they’re doing) to the user.