Samsung has already been caught sucking up considerable amounts of consumer data – in addition to Vizo and LG. Not only are most users unaware of this tracking, they might not be able to even turn it off (as was the case with LG). According to Wikileaks, the CIA developed eavesdropping software for some Samsung TVs in 2017.
At Avira, we tracked what a smart TV could do in a single hour. Researcher found that the TV did the following:
You may think you are watching TV. Fact is, your TV is really watching you. Even without malicious software.