After CIA Smart TV Spying Revelations, Samsung to Release New TV That 'Never Turns Off'

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‘Just like we’ve recently been seeing ads all over the place for Amazon’s Echo following the Wikileaks Vault 7 revelations that internet-connected electronics in the home can be exploited by government agencies and turned into covert spy devices, Samsung is picking a really strange time to announce the release of its upcoming new television that never turns off.

One of the more disturbing Vault 7 revelations related to a CIA exploit named after a Dr. Who villain called “Weeping Angel”. The exploit puts a television owner’s set into a “fake off” mode so the person thinks their TV is off, meanwhile the agency can remotely operate the microphone and listen in on anything going on in the person’s home within earshot of the television and send those recordings to an agency server.’

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