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Samsung warns users TV may record conversations

Samsung warns users TV may record conversations

Samsung has warned its customers not to discuss personal information in front of their TV set, it has been revealed. It said that its modern televisions are recording the conversations of its users and could transmit the messages to “third parties”. Many of the latest sets have microphones so viewers can change channel, turn on a DVD or browse the[Read More…]

The DWP under the leadership of Iain Duncan Smith will share the private details of benefits claimants with anyone who wants to gain access to the records

Govt outline plans to share health records of benefit claimants

The government has outlined plans to sell the details of every single man and woman on welfare, it has been revealed. This information would include health records and IT literacy and debts. Under the plans, landlords, charities, the government and third party organisations would receive access to those records. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) said that those who[Read More…]

Facebook conducts secret experiment on users

Facebook conducts secret experiment on users

Facebook has become embroiled in another privacy scandal after it went public about a weird experiment it conducted on its users. Without seeking permission, it revealed that it manipulated the content seen by more than 600,000 users to see how it would affect their emotional state. It published a paper entitled “Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks,”[Read More…]

The secret spy lamp that captures conversations and LIVE TWEETS them

The secret spy lamp that captures conversations and LIVE TWEETS them

A high-tech lamp which can listen in on conversations in the homes has been created, to make people think more about privacy issues, it has been revealed. Dubbed ‘the conversnitch’ lamp, the device has its own Twitter account where it posts snippets of conversations that it has recorded. The lamp was made for under £60 and its current location is[Read More…]