Where is Ed Bradley when you need him. This is a time we could all use his brilliant investigative journalism skills to call out every manufacturer who’ve incorporated snooping technology into their smart TVs.
Remember the era of black and white analog TVs, where we didn’t have to worry about unscrupulous beings hacking into them. Then along came the phrase “color vision,” that buzzword that’s inextricably linked to Ms. Christine Ladd-Franklin and her contributions to psychology. Because the phrase color vision is somewhat synonymous with television, it likely aided in giving America’s TV industry a whole new face, which made watching early 70s classics like “The Mod Squad,” the racist Archie Bunker in “All in the Family, “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” and a host of other memorable classics and TV programs all the better.
All considered, the FBI is warning American consumers that their smart TVs can and will snoop on them. An article in Snopes substantiates those warnings and you can read it here.