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Samsung doesn’t encrypt voice data, but that doesn’t mean we’re living in ‘1984’

Samsung’s decision to include voice controls in its television sets keeps getting worse, and this time it’s because a researcher found that the company doesn’t encrypt voice data. Some have already compared the voice control feature and a clause in Samsung’s privacy policy that allows the company to share data with third parties, to George Orwell’s [...]

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Should consumers be worried their televisions are spying on them?

Samsung has warned consumers that its smart televisions send information to third parties. Because people can ask the televisions to do something with their voices, much like Apple’s Siri or Google Now, information pertaining to “spoken words” is among this shared dataset. This sparked a controversy in which the Daily Beast’s Shane Harris warned against [...]

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Should consumers be worried their televisions are spying on them?

Samsung has warned consumers that its smart televisions send information to third parties. Because people can ask the televisions to do something with their voices, much like Apple’s Siri or Google Now, information pertaining to “spoken words” is among this shared dataset. This sparked a controversy in which the Daily Beast’s Shane Harris warned against [...]

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Should consumers be worried their televisions are spying on them?

Samsung has warned consumers that its smart televisions send information to third parties. Because people can ask the televisions to do something with their voices, much like Apple’s Siri or Google Now, information pertaining to “spoken words” is among this shared dataset. This sparked a controversy in which the Daily Beast’s Shane Harris warned against [...]

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Skype Video Chat Is Coming to the Web

Today, Microsoft announced that it plans to bring Skype to the web. While other chat services like Facebook Messenger and Hangouts have been web-based for a while, Skype has lagged behind. Until now. The new service—which is slated to roll out "in the coming weeks" on Skype.com—will allow instant messages, voice, and video calls all [...]

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Five Best Desktop Microphones

Whether you just take a lot of video calls over Skype or Hangouts, record podcasts, make music, or you’re a burgeoning YouTube celebrity, you’ll need a decent microphone for your desktop—one better than whatever’s already built-in. This week we’re looking at five of the best, based on your nominations. Read more… Continue Reading from the [...]

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What’s the Best Desktop Microphone?

Whether you’re podcasting, video chatting with coworkers or friends, or a burgeoning YouTube celebrity, you’ll need a good desktop microphone. We’ve talked about how to choose the right one for you , but this week we want to hear which ones you think are the best for the job. Read more…      Continue Reading from [...]

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