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

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(Guy Stein) #1

Anybody see this post on Google’s Nest Secure product?

Last month, Google announced that its Nest Secure would be updated to work with Google Assistant software. Following the update, users could simply utter “Hey Google” to access voice controls on the product line-up’s “Nest Guard” device.

The main problem, though, is that Google never told users that its product had an internal microphone to begin with. Nowhere inside the Nest Guard’s hardware specs, or in its marketing materials, could users find evidence of an installed microphone.

How do you nest owners feel about it?