More than 1,000 Google Assistant recordings leaked, and oh boy

Tech 11-7-2019 Mashable 34

It turns out that your private and intimate moments aren't that private after all — if you use Google Assistant, that is. 

According to Belgian broadcaster VRT NWS, devices with the Google digital assistant are recording conversations and sounds inside the homes of their owners and sending those messages to humans for review. Google Home is just one of several devices equipped with Google Assistant, which can also be found on Android phones. 

Perhaps most troubling, at least some of those recordings do not appear to have been trigged with an activation phrase like "Hey, Google." Oh yeah, and over 1,000 recordings were just leaked.  Read more...

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