Technology people have know what has been happening all along, cable TV, cell phones, Static IP addresses to you home, Googles total understanding of who you are and where you are. Its simple, the NSA, Snowden all outdated information.
I remember a few year ago you could take apart you cable box and you can find the connection to a CCD camera or the camera itself no doubt a government adder.
A smart TV is a computer not a TV, which is attached to your cable system at the connection before your cable data firewall so it has a static IP that can be hacked in about a second and if you work for the government most likely doesn’t have to be hacked because they have that info already. Your smart TV can be hacked and anyone in the world can watch you wherever a smart TV is located