Reply to post: How can Samsung be so aggressive and yet so naive in this post Snowden world?

Data retention: It seems BORING ... until your TV SPIES ON YOU

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How can Samsung be so aggressive and yet so naive in this post Snowden world?

Samsung could not possibly have missed the fallout from LG's USB spying fiasco... Yet here they are marching full steam ahead with plans to connect every TV they sell to the internet by 2017. They claim its what 'the market' wants.... But the truth is, the market accepts whatever its given and gives thanks. After ESPN and the BBC shelved 3D, who really wanted a 3D TV? Who needs Curved? Where can we even get UHD content?

I thought Smartphone spying was bad, but this TV spying trend is much more heinous. Why? Because Hackers, Security Agencies, Police and the Rogue Elite, are going to find ways to access leaky TV data and use it against us in ways it was never intended....

Imagine a TV in a conference room that leaks juicy corporate secrets.. Or mistrials from breach of attorney / client privilege... Or just imagine all the juicy titbits that could be gleaned from TV Tapping the homes of executives, politicians, diplomats, journalists and whistleblowers etc...

How can Samsung be so aggressive and yet so naive in this post Snowden world? I hope other naive corporations like Target or Anthem get burned from this and fire sueballs at LG and Samsung...

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