Google’s Nest fiasco harms user trust and invades their privacy

Credit to Author: davidruiz| Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2019 16:30:29 +0000

Last month, Google announced that its Nest Secure would be updated to work with Google Assistant software. The problem? Google never told users its product had a microphone to begin with. Simple oversight or invasion of privacy? We break it down.

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What’s the real value—and danger—of smart assistants?

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2018 20:24:44 +0000

Smart assistants are programmed to eavesdrop on you in order to await commands. Sometimes they’re dangerous, and other times downright hilarious. What’s the real value in these devices?

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