Many took this as a warning from Samsung to censor themselves in front of their Smart TVs because it could pick up on potentially sensitive information. Since there was lack of clarity about how Samsung’s voice recognition feature works the story simply went on a different track.
No longer does the policy recommend users to censor themselves in front of their Smart TV if they don’t want their sensitive information to be potentially compromised.
Samsung clarifies that its Smart TVs are not capable of listening in on conversations. A user action is required every time the Voice Recognition feature has to be triggered.
Only then the “interactive voice commands” are collected, and they can be commands that make the TV search for movies or shows, basically what the user says in the remote’s microphone after activating the feature.