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On March 6, 2017 WikiLeaks released documents about a covert CIA program code named Weeping Angel used ‘smart’ televisions as covert listening devices. Smart TVs have microphones so viewers can make voice commands, such as requests for movie recommendations. The commands typically aren’t transmitted outside the home unless users activate the feature. If the TV is off, there’s no listening being done. However using this program the CIA could listen to people even when their TV appeared to be turned off.