"If your IoT device secretly contained a microphone, previously documented, would you be happy when the device manufacturer announced an update that might enable the virtual assistant voice capability microphone?" Ms. Smith reports to CSO. "That was what happened to the Nest Secure security alarm system."
"I guess it depends on your view of whether you are happy or shot out that your security system secretly had an un-documented microphone capable of listening all the time," reports Smith.
"Google didn't really focus on the surprise, there was a microphone hidden in the Nest Guard brain in your Nest Secure angle, and you prefer to touch on how Google Assistant and Nest Guard can help you," Smith said. with: "We've built Nest Secure around you and the way you live so you can't disable the system using your voice. With Google Assistant embedded, your security system is now even more useful."
Read more in the whole article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]
MacDailyNews Take: Hopefully at least one of those who chose a Google product for "home security" is not so damn stupid or morbidly naive that it is not able to contact a lawyer to begin a very necessary class action case against Google's supervision (pun).
Unfortunately, these poor saps chose to buy a Google product for "home security" in the first place, so all the games are off. They are much more likely to be smiling over their bullets about getting a "free" microphone from Google.
"Nest Secure." A joke.
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