Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Episode 31: Smile!

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Episode 31: Smile! starts this podcast's look into a quiet but insidious threat to our privacy: the new "smart" televisions and other appliances. Unlike those other gizmos with the "smart" designation, though, these TVs have built within them the tools of surveillance most would deem inappropriate.

In this episode, I play a brief section from Episode #104 of the '60s cartoon "The Jetsons"; I play a selections from a BBC interview with a smart TV owner named Peter Kent; and I read from smart set manufacturer Samsung's Global Privacy Policy.

Music today comes from my KMFDM intro with Dmitri Orlov, and from "The Jetsons."

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