Hey Google, Hey Siri, Alexa… They are all listening! They hear everything! AND they are just about everywhere!
Many Samsung “SmartTVs” come equipped with voice recognition, which allows you to bark commands at your TV. Since the television is always listening for your voice, Samsung has warned its SmartTV customers that every word is being captured and sent over the Internet.
Bruce Schneier: Growing number of everyday devices are listening http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/11/opinion/schneier-samsung-tv-listening/index.html
Also, the apps you have on your “smart phone” also want to access your contact list, photo albums. Did you ever really read your end user agreement (EUA). Probably not. You just scrolled down and clicked the little box that you agree.
The government admits to listening to cell phone, internet, radio,etc conversation. They claim that they don’t listen to anyone in particular but their software listens for keywords.
Did we give up privacy for convience?
George Orwell’s 1984 is here and Big Brother is watching.
Published: April 12, 2017