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Default Your TV could be watching you. - 12-22-2012, 07:56 | posts: 282 | Location: Northern India

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A smart TV is only as smart as the person controlling it. So if the person in control is a hacker, the owner could have a problem. Researchers at security consultancy ReVuln say some smart TVs are vulnerable to hacking.

It is another example of what experts say is the ever-expanding attack surface of devices that traditionally never faced the Internet, but are now "smart."

The researchers at the Malta-based company said they found a vulnerability in a number of smart TVs made by Samsung Electronics that gave them root access to the TV and any attached USB drives
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THE CABLE BOX THAT KNOWS WHEN YOU ARE ABOUT TO HAVE SEX

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The cable boxes of the future could be able to detect when viewers are cuddling on the sofa and automatically serve adverts for contraceptives.

U.S. cable provider Verizon has applied to patent a set-top box technology that can observe what's going on in the room and show viewers adverts based on what it detects.


In U.S. Patent Application 20120304206 the company suggests it could detect when people are 'cuddling' then show 'a commercial for a romantic getaway vacation, a commercial for a contraceptive, a commercial for flowers etc.'

The technology would integrate a range of sensors into their products, including thermal imaging cameras, microphones and motion sensors, to detect the mood their audience and tailor media content to suit.

Privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch called the new technology a 'privacy nightmare waiting around the corner' and called for it to be reined in 'before consumers lose control for good'.
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I know the way to the medical store, thank you very much.

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Default 12-22-2012, 07:57 | posts: 6,916 | Location: Dubai

Lol, the only use I have for a TV is as a mirrored monitor or streaming. Screw them
   
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Default 12-22-2012, 08:02 | posts: 282 | Location: Northern India

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Lol, the only use I have for a TV is as a mirrored monitor or streaming. Screw them
LOL.
I don't watch TV too much my self. Browsing this forum and the internet in general takes up most of my time. Thank god, i know too much about my PC for someone to put something in it without telling me.

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Default 12-22-2012, 09:27 | posts: 1,044 | Location: Somewhere in Scotland

Bloody hell!
Better bin that fancy toaster I bought yesterday, or it'll be putting me on a diet.
   
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Default 12-22-2012, 09:51 | posts: 3,830 | Location: Sweden

hope it enjoys my nudes. no homo.
   
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Default 12-22-2012, 11:10 | posts: 1,019 | Location: Tiny Town in USA

I'm glad I don't watch TV.
   
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Default 12-22-2012, 11:20 | posts: 23,478 | Location: Hoek van Holland, Netherlands

That will never happen here.
   
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Default 12-22-2012, 14:59 | posts: 11,305 | Location: Finland

Only is Russia.
   
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Default 12-22-2012, 20:27 | posts: 2,409 | Location: Ohio

Since I either ignore ads, leave the room, or change the channel when they come on, I'm not sure that it's going to make any profit from me. :p
   
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Default 12-23-2012, 01:41 | posts: 11,696 | Location: ♫

bah, old tech, nothing new.

my "1986" tv is able to communicate with me from the beyond!


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Default 12-26-2012, 22:50 | posts: 1,594 | Location: uk

I can only imagine the device detecting hostility between to couples, and automatically show a advertisement for self defense classes or marriage counseling.
   
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Default 12-26-2012, 23:24 | posts: 1,749 | Location: BBQ Capital of the World

i assumed it already did watch me, which is why i watch it right BACK
   
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Default 12-27-2012, 00:15 | posts: 323 | Location: Essex

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LOL.
Browsing this forum and the internet in general takes up most of my time.
Thats a little sad
   
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Default 12-27-2012, 00:26 | posts: 653

it could also serve as detecting terorists! indeed.
   
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Default 12-27-2012, 00:27 | posts: 323 | Location: Essex

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it could also serve as detecting terorists! indeed.
If they plant an IED outside Curry's maybe.
   
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Default 12-27-2012, 06:42 | posts: 282 | Location: Northern India

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Thats a little sad
And why so?
   
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Default 12-27-2012, 07:56 | posts: 1,202 | Location: Indonesia

Oh may
   
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Default 12-27-2012, 09:58 | posts: 323 | Location: Essex

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And why so?
You spend most of your your time on the internet and you need telling why thats a little sad, maybe some exposure to life would help you to answer your own question.
   
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Default 12-27-2012, 10:04 | posts: 282 | Location: Northern India

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You spend most of your your time on the internet and you need telling why thats a little sad, maybe some exposure to life would help you to answer your own question.
I meant to say most of my free time. Only that is left after i'm finished with my work.

On reading my original post, it seems as if i am implying that i spend most of my time on the internet, however that's not true.
   
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Default 12-27-2012, 10:07 | posts: 323 | Location: Essex

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I meant to say most of my free time. Only that is left after i'm finished with my work.

On reading my original post, it seems as if i am implying that i spend most of my time on the internet, however that's not true.
I spend most of my spare time living life to the full.
   
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Default 12-27-2012, 10:09 | posts: 282 | Location: Northern India

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I spend most of my spare time living life to the full.
To each to his own i guess.
   
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Default 12-27-2012, 15:38 | posts: 265

they wont be getting me, I only use my tv for blu ray movies and video games
   
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Default 12-27-2012, 15:53 | posts: 1,346 | Location: Portugal

"Your TV could be watching you."....hum, no, i could be watching my TV...which i don´t.

lol@discussion about how people spend their time.
   
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Default 12-27-2012, 16:02 | posts: 4,527 | Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Does it detect boners?
   
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