Tag Archives: Security

Samsung Asks QLED TV Owners to Run a Virus Scan

Absolutely Shattered

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Performing a security scan on a television may sound ridiculous, but it’s exactly what Samsung’s US support Twitter account is suggesting be done “every few weeks.” There’s even a guide video showing owners of QLED TV models exactly how to access the built-in security scan feature. – Matthew Humphries, PCMag » https://trib.al/89SxBlI
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Trolls swamp unused Twitch category with pirated shows and porn

Twitch just learned first-hand about the challenges of moderating live video. Trolls have hijacked the site’s largely unused category for Valve’s Artifact (which previously had few if any streamers) to livestream material that most definitely violated Twitch’s terms of service. Motherboard noted that it started out with memes, but on Memorial Day weekend included pirated Game of Thrones episodes, porn and in one case video from the Christchurch mass shooting. – Jon Fingas, Engadget » https://engt.co/2EEtyhU

“Black Mirror” isn’t just predicting the future—it’s causing it

Your decisions in interactive films could have many unintended consequences. If Netflix determined that those who immediately chose to kill a family member in “Bandersnatch” would be more likely to enjoy the film Kill Bill Vol 1, then this data could be used to serve you more violent films. Netflix is planning more interactive content in 2019—and it’s already been running interactive kids’ content for years. This will allow them to gather more instinctive behavioral data on a variety of subjects. What if it started serving you programs celebrating a particular political party because of the choices you made in an interactive White House thriller? – Alice Thwaite, Quartz https://trib.al/F8lES5E
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