As the years passed, people got rid of the old, out dated, clunky and remote controlled TV’s and replaced them with the new sexy, think and sleek televisions that mostly are controlled by voice. But despite the futuristic look and controlling technology, you might want to take a look why they are not that desirable.
Everyday more and more people are buying these Smart TV’s, even though some of them are already owning one or more, you might want to read this article. Daily Beast reported in a certain article that, the voice command might be memorizing more things than your regular command of playing your favorite song or play your favorite television show.
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“By activating the Voice Recognition, you will be able to interact with your TV, by talking to it. In order for the Voice Recognition to work properly and not make any mistakes, sometimes if some words cannot be understood by the Smart TV, the information you gave to it, might be sent to a third party, like a service provider, only for the command to be correct and to provide the requirement. In order to improve the Voice Recognition feature, the Smart TV is able to capture and memorize voice commands, this is because it would be much easier for it to recognize the phrases later when you use them, and to improve the quality of the Voice Recognition feature as well. The interactive voice will only be collected when you try to make a very specific search, by simply clicking the activate button on the remote control or on the screen, and speaking to the microphone which is placed in the remote control.”
Here’s How to Protect Your Privacy Online and On Your Devices
“If the Voice Recognition feature is disabled, the interactive features will also not be able. You might be able to control it with some simple voice commands that were predefined. The Voice Recognition feature can be simply disabled by visiting the settings menu anytime you want. But by disabling this feature you will not be able to use a lot of the Voice recognition features.”
In fact if you disable the Voice Recognition feature, why did you buy that Smart TV in the first place? Is it worth to spend that much money on that kind of technology and still worry that your conversations will be tracked and will be used against you.
However, there are 7 effective steps to protect your online privacy and you can start taking today:
- Keep you PC virus-free
- If you are thinking more than twice about should you share something or not, then don’t
- Switch search engines (DuckDuckGo is cannot be tracked)
- Try to use only secure Wi-Fi connections
- Don’t give any personal information
- Change your passwords more often
We highly hope that these few hints will keep you protected and will make you a lot safer when you are using your technologies while relaxing at home.