1.    14 Oct 2017 #1
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    Google Home Mini spied on user 'thousands of times a day,' sent record


    One of the biggest privacy nightmares for smart speakers just came to life. A prominent Google user, Android Police's Artem Russakovskii, recently discovered his Google Home Mini was waking up "thousands of times a day," recording sound, and sending that data back to Google.

    Now, it's important to note that Google has since become aware of the issue and released a patch to fix it. However, the incident should raise concerns for privacy-conscious users, and businesses that may be considering using these kinds of products.
    Google Home Mini spied on user 'thousands of times a day,' sent recordings to Google - TechRepublic
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  2.    14 Oct 2017 #2
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    We have learned of an issue impacting a small number of Google Home Minis that could cause the touch mechanism to behave incorrectly.
    Really?

    It seems more likely that the device was working as designed.
    Unfortunately for Google someone noticed.
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  3.    15 Oct 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Really?

    It seems more likely that the device was working as designed.
    Unfortunately for Google someone noticed.
    That's exactly what I was thinking also. Perhaps they were testing the boundaries to see how long they could get away with it.
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  4.    16 Oct 2017 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
    That's exactly what I was thinking also. Perhaps they were testing the boundaries to see how long they could get away with it.
    big guys really don't play to any rules... Thanks for the heads up Borg
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