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Is my smart TV spying on me?

With today's technology advancing at a rapid pace, we have smart gadgets all over our home, cars, pockets and even our wrist. Is your smart TV spying on you?  It is no surprise that many Americans have invested in smart TVs to make their viewing even better and easier to command. What is a surprise is the rumors that these smart TVs could be spying on you, and even more surprising is that it is true!

These devices are not just tracking what you are watching on Netflix; it is reported that cameras and microphones in specific brands are secretly turning on and watching and listening to you. For example, the Vizio Smart LED TV and Samsung Smart TV models have been collecting data in this way.

The Federal Trade Commission has been cracking down on how these companies collect their data, but there are ways to turn these spying features off, depending on what brand you have. You can find out that information here.

Some expert recommend sticking to Apple TV or Roku devices which do not have these spying capabilities, or you can disconnect your smart TV from the internet and have a regular TV, but that defeats the whole point.

The truth is that this technology is only going to get more sophisticated and integrated into your life.  Everything else will start spying on you like your car, refrigerator, thermostat, toothbrush or any other object we use every day. They most likely will be collecting harmless data on a person's habits with the device to help make it work better for them.

This is where the future is headed, and unless we want to live without these marvels of technology, it is going to have to be part of our lives. We just need to stay aware and make sure the technology spying does not go too far. 

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What Others Say About Computer Corner

Michael came to our office and fixed our iMac. He was very thorough and had it up and running in no time. Our office never missed a beat!

Laurel Nendza
July 12, 2019

They did a great job in setting up my new laptop. They loaded new software and they moved over all my data and programs from a 12-year-old desktop. I'm thrilled with the new, faster computer and having all my old systems still working!!

Laurel Stadler
June 28, 2019

Linda Rust
May 7, 2019

Professional and fast, quality service!

Dino Perelli
May 7, 2019

Straightforward answers, quick service, and a friendly smile! Simply... 5-Star, A-Plus customer service.

Jan Owens
January 31, 2019

These guys are the best. They are very knowledgeable and reasonably priced!

Monica Cockerham Kilburn
January 28, 2019

These guys are the best thing since sliced bread! They know their stuff and are reasonably priced!

Monica Kilburn
January 28, 2019

I had a hard drive go down on a piece of video equipment. Michael and Computer Corner had me up and running in just a few days (parts had to be ordered). Thank you Computer Corner!

Bryan Rudolph
January 18, 2019

My son owns a computer businness in NC so when we needed someone local, we got a recommendation for Computer Corner from a friend. I am more than pleased. I will recommend them in a heartbeat. They communicated the status of my computer to me by text and the work was done very fast and the turnaround would probably have been faster if it hadn't been Thanksgiving week.

Casey Todd
November 28, 2018

Best experience I've had with laptop repairs in Florida. Answered my many questions quickly, informed me of all of my options, and made sure I took home a well tuned machine. All repairs are costly no matter where you go, but at least you get what you pay for with the helpful staff here. As I type this, I'm planning another trip to see them.

Miss Hex
November 21, 2018