How Google Spies on Americans, and Lies About It | Beaufort County Now | The popular Google Home "smart" device that allows users to perform voice searches and automate other "smart" devices in their homes has just been caught spying on users. | beaufort observer, google, spying, smart devices, voice searches, august 6, 2020

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How Google Spies on Americans, and Lies About It

    Mitchell Shaw, writing in the NewAmerican.com reports:

  • The popular Google Home "smart" device that allows users to perform voice searches and automate other "smart" devices in their homes has just been caught spying on users. While this comes as no surprise to privacy advocates who have long warned others this was the case, it is now an incontrovertible fact.
  • As the Independent reported Tuesday, a user on Reddit posted that his Google Home "smart" speaker sent a notification to his phone that his smoke alarm was going off in his house. The problem? It was not a "smart" Internet-connected smoke alarm, but a cheap $10 "dumb" alarm. The notification was sent because the Google Home speaker heard the alarm going off and recognized it.

    ...

    Read the full article HERE on New American.


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