It is true that Samsung smart TV’s can capture your private conversations but it may not be as ominous as it sounds.
It is the voice recognition feature that, in order to work, must be able to listen for and capture your words.
This feature must be enabled by the user before it can record your words. To enable this feature the user must agree to the TV’s terms and conditions.
The feature can be turned off at anytime. There is an icon in the corner of the screen that appears when the feature is turned on.
The part that is troubling to some is that Samsung has said it sends the the TV users conversations along with information about the device to a third-party service.
This third-party service, which Samsung does not name, converts speech to text. The TV uses this text to search for content or carry out tasks for use in developing Samsung’s voice command feature.
In addition, Samsung said it may collect and capture voice commands and associated texts for future use, so it can improve the features.