EPIC Renews Call For FTC To Stop Samsung's Surveillance of the Home

EPIC has urged the Federal Trade Commission to act on a Complaint EPIC previously filed with the Commission concerning Samsung's "always on" SmartTV, which surreptitiously records consumers' private conversations and transmits their unencrypted voice recordings to third parties. EPIC also warned the FTC that "Samsung is now collecting viewing data from consumers," a practice the FTC found unlawful in a recent settlement with VIZIO. EPIC originally filed this complaint with the FTC on February 24, 2015, but the Commission took no action. EPIC routinely files complaints with the FTC. EPIC's complaints against Uber, Facebook and Google all led to FTC settlements with the companies. Last week, EPIC renewed its complaint against Google for tracking consumers' in-store purchases.

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