Forget smartphones, it's smart TVs that we should be worried about

By Shawn Knight · 13 replies
Aug 2, 2013
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  1. Technology has afforded us with a level of convenience and entertainment that was unimaginable just 10 years ago. But despite all of the positive attributes that gadgets like smartphones, Google Glass and Xbox One carry, there’s an underlying issue that...

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  2. spencer

    spencer TS Addict Posts: 202   +22

    Yet agian,I have been right. And that hacker...Is The US government and international bankers
    avoidz and Zoner1501 like this.
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,714   +855

    Hackers hack for money, not to do practical jokes on families watching TV. On a scale from 1 to 10, I put this at a 1 for electronic gadgets to be worried about.
  4. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +233

    With TV apps, you can buy content. So there is sensitive data to worry about as well.
  5. Jcanno0759

    Jcanno0759 TS Rookie

    Not to mention if they can use the camera to spy they could've use it case someone's house
  6. RenGood08

    RenGood08 TS Booster Posts: 185   +13 personal space just got totally violated! I will NOT look at TV shopping the same way again. "Hmmm...if I get this one, someone might try to hack into it and watch my every move." NOT CREEPY AT ALL! Getting shivers down my spine from this now....
  7. That's why I would never buy any kind of webcam that I can't unplug when I want to....The XBOX ONE refuses to turn on if I disconnect the Kinect? then it can go to hell for all I care

    Also since I saw the proof of concept adobe flash hack that took pictures of your webcam without any warnings, I put tape over my laptop cam and mic, sick of this spying crap
  8. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    I don't ever see the need to own a smart tv and if I ever do I guess I'll have to put it's eye out.
  9. avoidz

    avoidz TS Guru Posts: 460   +56

    My roll of black electrical tape is getting a lot more use these days.
  10. gkubed

    gkubed TS Rookie

    Is anyone else really bothered about that first picture of John001 talking to his mom? It's really unnerving.
  11. Razer

    Razer TS Booster Posts: 126   +14

    Noooo! now, they will know if I'm watching adult movie or porn, and they will tell my mom!! this is disasterrrr!!!
  12. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Just about everything you buy nowadays has a camera & internet connectivity. I wonder if they'll consider adapting toilet paper to the technology... Maybe the NSA has something in it's pipeline already, ready to spy on our pipelines...
  13. Chuck Cortes

    Chuck Cortes TS Rookie Posts: 53   +13

    Funny how everyone assumes the problem is the TV and software and not the Gov't and instead of doing something about the problem (the Govt) they instead try to block it, as if that will actually work. You wanna avoid privacy violations? You may as well move to a deserted island with no internet because if your best defense is electrical tape then you are more *****ic than you think.
  14. Someone dig up George Orwell and give him a medal for predicting this all the way back in 1949.

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