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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

Now Even the FBI is Warning About Your Smart TV’s Security

Smart TVs are like regular television sets but with an internet connection. With the advent and growth of Netflix, Hulu and other streaming services, most saw internet-connected televisions as a cord-cutter’s dream. But like anything that connects to the internet, it opens up smart TVs to security vulnerabilities and hackers. Not only that, many smart TVs come with a camera and a microphone. But as is the case with most other internet-connected devices, manufacturers often don’t put security as a priority.

That’s the key takeaway from the FBI’s Portland field office, which just ahead of some of the biggest shopping days of the year posted a warning on its website about the risks that smart TVs pose.

The full story by Zack Whittaker may be found in the Yahoo Finance web site at: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/now-even-fbi-warning-smart-194715311.html.

Categories: Current Affairs, Offline Privacy & Security, Online Privacy & Security

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