Is the CIA Spying on you Through Your Samsung Smart TV? Dylan Duarte March 8, 2017 News Yesterday, WikiLeaks revealed new documents regarding the CIA’s spying methods and there’s a specific tool at their disposal that’s understandably raised some eyebrows: Samsung Smart TVs. According to WikiLeaks, certain Samsung Smart TVs use software known as “Weeping Angel” to simulate an off state, when in reality they’re actually collecting information and sending it back to the CIA. It’s scary stuff, especially considering that Samsung sells a third of the world’s Smart TVs, and it begs the question of whether or not the CIA is spying on you. Short answer: probably not. First, just to ease most fears, the report cites TVs that are from 2013 and older. Second, the information describes the hacking of specific, individual TVs, and the use of a USB drive to make it work. We’re not talking about blanket surveillance that captures everyone remotely. That’s not to say the CIA doesn’t want those capabilities, but the report gives no indication that they possess them. Samsung, of course, has said that they’re urgently looking into the issue. This is the last thing they need after the Note 7 debacle. I’m not one to dismiss government surveillance theories, especially not after the PRISM revelations, but let’s not all start panicking just yet. Share This With The World!