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On the other hand, there are a lot of software engineers out there nowadays with a lot of experience processing enormous amounts of data.
On the third hand, was it really much comfort to the inhabitants of East Germany that the Stasi didn't have the manpower to listen to all their phone recordings?
"I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that"
Similarly, if you want to search for a show by name, your TV's going to have to send your search terms out to a listings provider.
Of course, it would really help if they were more precise in their language so one could distinguish between this kind of strictly necessary sharing and them just sending a captured wav file off to wespyonyou.com for blackmail purposes (all kinds of arrangements that could be made which would benefit Samsung without this technically being qualified as "selling" your data).
Protip, though - Samsung isn't the only one, they just got noticed because it was a recent addition to their terms. LG at least has always said they'll share your voice.