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Surveillance via TV

2019-06-18 22:48:04.684267+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

The CIA Spied on People Through Their Smart TVs, Leaked Documents Reveal

Hackers from the CIA found a way to keep Samsung Smart TVs on “Fake-Off mode.”

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#Comment Re: Surveillance via TV made: 2019-06-19 15:26:34.26758+00 by: Larry Burton

I don't like smart TVs, I can buy a Roku to do the same thing and more for less money, but buying a dumb TV is getting more and more difficult. This gives me even more reason to not like smart TVs.

#Comment Re: Surveillance via TV made: 2019-06-19 16:56:14.714983+00 by: Dan Lyke

Copied over from my comment on FB:

My personal threat model doesn't currently involve nation state actors, although I have, at various times, worked for entities for whom that was a concern, but there are reasons I don't have a smart TV, or an Alexa or Google Home, and I'm even a little concerned about some of the other devices which have microphones that I carry around with me...

The other thing to consider is that it's remarkable how many nefarious technologies aren't only exploited by nation state actors; how many of those technologies are also just being casually exploited by other bad guys; malware authors, extortionists, Facebook, those sorts of players.

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