Google tells Nest users to warn their guests that their conversations are being recorded

Mail Online | 10/16/2019 | Michael Thomsen For
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In a few decades it seems as if the whole world has turned into a recording studio.

If there aren’t CCTV cameras filming overhead, it’s likely some hidden phone app is quietly running in the background, tracking location data or maybe even eavesdropping on a call.

Media - New - York - Week - Google

At a media briefing in New York this week, Google announced an update to its Nest-branded line of smart home devices, which extend the web of constant surveillance into the home with the announcement of new Google Nest Mini and Google Nest Hub Max devices.

It's one thing if Google customers want to turn their homes into always-on recording zones, but the devices prompt an interesting question: Do they have any obligation to their guests, who might not realize they're giving up a degree of privacy while having a glass of wine on the sofa?

Interview - BBC - Company - New - York

In an interview with the BBC after the company’s recent New York media event, Google’s Rick Osterloh, senior vice president of devices and services, admitted he would tell people who visited him at home that they were likely being recorded by one or more of...
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