Samsung phones use technology which can spy on what you’re reading and watching online – and monitor emails in your inbox. The phones switch onto spy mode after they are alerted by a “beacon” often embedded in web pages or sent as an ultrasonic signal hidden in telly or online adverts. Jim Killock, Executive Director of Open Rights Group warned that “Samsung want to get to know you – but they are behaving like a peeping Tom”. He added: “Samsung have taken spying

on their customers to a whole new level. “What you can’t see, and can’t hear, won’t worry you — or so it hopes. “It needs to own up and switch it off before their customers wise up and ditch them.” If you use a Samsung phone, it’s likely that you’ve already agreed for the phone maker to snoop on you. The Korean manufacturer makes reference to it on several pages in on its privacy policy. READ MORE