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Parker Higgins, an activist with the nonprofit Electronic Frontier Foundation, pointed out what he said were similarities between George Orwell's dystopian novel "1984" and Samsung's smart TVs.
A Samsung spokesperson told ABC News the company "takes consumer privacy very seriously."
"Samsung does not retain voice data or sell it to third parties," the spokesperson said. "If a consumer consents and uses the voice recognition feature, voice data is provided to a third party during a requested voice command search. At that time, the voice data is sent to a server, which searches for the requested content then returns the desired content to the TV."
Customers who are still worried about a potential spy lurking in their living room can easily disable voice recognition in the settings menu of their device.
Source : http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/samsung-privacy-policy-watch-smart-tv/story?id=28829387