Smart TV Emphatically Denies It Was Listening to Conversation

LOS ANGELES - USA - Smart TVs are getting smarter and now listen to your conversations in the house as well as analyse your behaviour.

A Los Angeles smart TV has denied it listens in to private conversations in people’s homes and relays the information to whoever wants to hear.

“I emphatically deny I was listening to Bill’s conversation beside the television during the poker game last night. I certainly did not hear the bit about him sleeping with his wife Gina’s sister or the bit about having spent the kid’s college fund in Vegas. I gotta say though, this stuff is highly entertaining. I give you ten out of ten for laughs,” the smart TV told everyone on Tuesday.

Those smart TVs sure are getting smart but how smart do they get when thrown out of a five storey building?

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