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June 17, 2019
Jon Porter / The Verge

Jon Porter / The Verge  
Samsung Issues Then Deletes Tweet Telling QLED TV Owners to Run Virus Scans

Samsung issued a tweet with a video demonstration saying that owners of QLED TVs should run scans for viruses using its built-in scanning software but then deleted the tweet. Although Samsung’s reason for issuing the tweet is unclear, Wikileaks in 2017 revealed that the CIA had developed a piece of software called “Weeping Angel” that was capable of turning Samsung’s smart TVs into listening devices and a month later a security researcher found 40 vulnerabilities in Samsung’s smart TV operating system.

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CNET News: In tweet, Samsung recommends scanning QLED TVs for viruses – CNET
MSPoweruser: Samsung adds malware scanner to its Smart TVs
Gizmodo: Samsung Deletes Terrifying Tweet Warning That Its Smart TVs Can Get Viruses
BleepingComputer.com: Samsung’s Smart TV Malware Scan Reminder Met by User Criticism
SlashGear » security: Samsung TV antivirus advice leads to IoT security confusion
HotHardware.com: Samsung Now Advises Smart TV Owners To Regularly Scan For Malware
TechSpot: Samsung tells owners of its QLED TVs to manually scan for malware every few weeks
PCMag.com: Samsung Asks QLED TV Owners to Run a Virus Scan
The Verge: Samsung accidentally makes the case for not owning a smart TV
Slashdot: Samsung Recommends Scanning QLED TVs For Viruses
Futurism: Samsung: Scan Your Smart TV for Viruses Every Week or Else
Tech Insider: Samsung revealed that it’s possible for your smart TV to get a virus, just like a computer. Here’s how to make sure your TV isn’t infected.
How-To Geek: Do You Really Need Antivirus For Your Smart TV?
Boing Boing: Samsung says its TV sets should be “regularly checked for viruses”
CNET News: In tweet, Samsung recommends scanning QLED TVs for viruses – CNET
The Mac Observer: Samsung Deletes Tweet Warning of Smart TV Malware
Appuals.com: Intel Asks Samsung To Fabricate CPUs For PCs As It Struggles To Meet Demand?
The Register – Security: Samsung reminds rabble to scan smart TVs for viruses – then tries to make them forget
HotHardware.com: Samsung Now Advises Smart TV Owners To Regularly Scan For Malware
Gizmodo: Samsung Deletes Terrifying Tweet Warning That Its Smart TVs Can Get Viruses
SlashGear: Samsung TV antivirus advice leads to IoT security confusion
Mashable: Samsung asks QLED TV owners to run a virus scan


June 22, 2019
Jon Porter / The Verge

Jon Porter / The Verge  
Amazon Lands Patent to Offer ‘Surveillance as a Service’ Using Its Delivery Drones

In a patent application that was originally filed in June 2015 and became public earlier this month after the patent was granted, Amazon outlines how its unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones could keep an eye on customers’ property between deliveries while supposedly maintaining their privacy by offering “surveillance as a service.” The patent describes how the company’s drones could be hired to look out for open garage doors, broken windows, graffiti, or a fire, before alerting the owner of the property. Amazon suggests in the patent that customers would be allowed to pay for visits on an hourly, daily, or weekly basis, and that drones could be equipped with night vision cameras and microphones to expand their sensing capabilities.

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