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Samsung denies its smart TVs monitor living room conversations

ANI  |  Washington 

has responded in a blog post denying the recent controversy about the company's poorly worded privacy policy that warns that conversations can be transmitted to a third party through Voice Recognition, saying that "Smart TVs Do Not Monitor Living Room Conversations".

The company recognises that it could have used a clearer language as it was clumsy, reported the Verge.

The warning however, applied only to those viewers who control their Smart TV using its voice activation feature.

It was reported that the TV sets may be listening to people in the room to try to spot commands queries that are issued via the remote.

Privacy campaigners hit out at the technology by saying that it smacked of "telescreens" in George Orwell 's 1984, which eavesdropped on citizen's conversations.

First Published: Wed, February 11 2015. 13:29 IST