This week in privacy horrors. Yes, your television is listening to you.
“Please be aware that if your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among the data captured and transmitted to a third party through your use of Voice Recognition,” the policy notes.
'Your Samsung TV hears—and shares—everything you say'
- Parker Higgins pointed out the similarity to a passage from 1984. Yikes.
- Top 10 International Privacy Developments of 2014. Nothing about TV.
Online headlines are terrible and it's partly your fault. Oh, and it isn't going to change any time soon.
Media companies are desperately trying to get your attention and the headline tropes you see the most tend to be the headlines readers click the most. We are all in this together, one perpetual spin cycle of perfect responses, all-explaining graphs, and amazing truths, and you know exactly what's going to happen next.
'Why Internet Headline Writers Hate Themselves'
Gel pen drawings by Magdalena Korzeniewska
A week of CAPS LOCK, punctuating texts, Game of Thrones behind the scenes, Twitter bot failures and robot hoover eats woman.
Finally, um or uh in America. That could almost be a hit song title. Almost.
Yours etc., @loughlin
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