Re: Well well, the corruption does on and up
"1) Has everyone forgotten what a sniffer is. turn the mic on whilst turning the icon off or whilst its in "standby" easy pezzy for anyone with enough time and the motivation just spoof the Samsung server."
Unless the connection is SSL (meaning you can't MitM it without Samsung's private key) and/or they obfuscate the transmissions over use of the Smart Apps (so that blocking the mic involves blocking everything else, including essential update functions). And as some have said, what happens when ALL TVs and monitors going forward carry this feature and can't be turned off, plus all the "dumb" TVs start dying off?