That new television you just got a great deal on could be spying on you. The FBI is warning that smart TVs with internet connections and facial recognition capabilities could be vulnerable to hacking.
Even without a hack, the tech could allow the manufacturer and app developers to keep an eye on you. A malicious actor could do everything from change your channels to spy on what you do and say.
If you aren’t worried, just remember that a few years ago LG, Samsung, and Vizio got caught getting reports of our viewing habits from the smart TVs.
The FBI says that changing your settings, turning off your microphone, and putting black tape over the camera lens should help.