What you should know about Wikileaks smart tv disclosure

Source: Hayley Tsukayama, Washington Post (Paid Registration)

Samsung on Wednesday said that it is looking into reports based on WikiLeaks documents that the Central Intelligence Agency may have developed a way to access Samsung SmartTVs to control some features of the device and to record conversations within range of the television.

According to the documents, which have not been confirmed by the CIA, the agency was able to use a “Fake Off” mode to make the television appear inactive and record conversations.   For consumers, it's going to get more difficult to find a television that isn't smart.

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