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Google says the built-in microphone it never told Nest users about...
Business Insider ^ | 2/20/2019 | Nick Bastogne

Posted on 02/20/2019 8:33:20 AM PST by carriage_hill

In early February, Google announced that its home security and alarm system Nest Secure would be getting an update. Users, the company said, could now enable its virtual-assistant technology, Google Assistant.

The problem: Nest users didn't know a microphone existed on their security device to begin with.

The existence of a microphone on the Nest Guard, which is the alarm, keypad, and motion-sensor component in the Nest Secure offering, was never disclosed in any of the product material for the device.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: corrupt; criminals; fourthamendment; google; mic; nest; spying; surveillance; technology; technotyranny
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1 posted on 02/20/2019 8:33:21 AM PST by carriage_hill
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To: carriage_hill

Repeat after me:

Google is da debil

Google is da debil

Google is da debil

Google is da debil

Google is da debil

Google is da debil

Google is da debil

Google is da debil

Google is da debil

Google is da debil


2 posted on 02/20/2019 8:44:17 AM PST by Paal Gulli
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To: carriage_hill

‘Google’ is Russian for ‘Colluuuuusion’.

China will vouch for that.

No wonder all the aliens moved to other planets in distant galaxies.

Sometimes, you have to take drastic steps to protect yourself these days.


3 posted on 02/20/2019 8:45:13 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Monthly Donors Rock!!!)
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To: carriage_hill

I knew this months ago. Alexa warned me about Google’s Nest. She promised me that I could always trust her and that she would never betray my trust and gullibility. /Sarc


4 posted on 02/20/2019 8:47:25 AM PST by Perseverando (For Progressives, Islamonazis, Statists, Commies & other DemoKKKrats: It's all about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: carriage_hill

As a contractor who goes in thousands of homes I can tell you never ever ever ever never never never ever ever put Alexa or any of the stupid ring nest or any other devices in your house


5 posted on 02/20/2019 8:49:20 AM PST by Truthoverpower (The guvmint you get is the Trump winning express !)
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To: carriage_hill
Well, Nest users were never told that there wasn't a microphone in the unit.

They were also never told if there is a camera in the unit. Is there a camera? Who, other than Google, knows?

6 posted on 02/20/2019 8:50:15 AM PST by Yo-Yo ( is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Yo-Yo

um... it is a camera! wth people! all those type cameras have microphones built in!

you people need to stop being scared.

ITS FREAKING SECURITY !

you need to be able to LISTEN to what is going on sometimes, and I can guarantee you can you TALK also! I have a similar security system and know exactly how it works.


7 posted on 02/20/2019 8:55:05 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009
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To: Truthoverpower

I still have my Samsung DumbPhone flipper from 2006, and no Nest, cameras in the computers.

When I leave the house, I’m unplugged. The phone only makes/takes calls.

I know too many people who are wired-to-the-teeth, and I’ve told them to “un-wire” and get the gov’t out of your home.


8 posted on 02/20/2019 8:55:13 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: carriage_hill

they should be sued into oblivion for violating privacy of people.

Oh wait! The lawyers will never allow that. Silly me.


9 posted on 02/20/2019 8:55:30 AM PST by txnativegop (The political left, Mankinds intellectual hemlock)
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To: carriage_hill

These smart devices seem kinda stupid.


10 posted on 02/20/2019 8:56:16 AM PST by hercuroc
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To: Paal Gulli
Google is da debil10,000
11 posted on 02/20/2019 8:56:20 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: Perseverando

That Alexa is one scary voice.
Not in my condo.


12 posted on 02/20/2019 8:57:46 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: carriage_hill

Also the top management and any share holders who knew about the microphone before-hand.

Sue the f’ers until they are destitute and homeless.

It is past time to make a MEANINGFUL PUBLIC EXAMPLE of idiots like this.


13 posted on 02/20/2019 8:57:51 AM PST by txnativegop (The political left, Mankinds intellectual hemlock)
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To: Truthoverpower

What should we put in?


14 posted on 02/20/2019 8:58:15 AM PST by conservative98
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To: carriage_hill

“The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better.” — Orwell

Alexa wants me to talk. My phone wants me to talk. My laptop wants me to talk. My wife wants me to shut up.


15 posted on 02/20/2019 8:59:51 AM PST by rhombus10
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To: carriage_hill

16 posted on 02/20/2019 9:00:18 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin ( "Why can't you be more like Lloyd Braun?")
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To: carriage_hill

Assume that any of that stuff is a bug listening to everything within the frequency of your dog’s hearing.


17 posted on 02/20/2019 9:03:15 AM PST by glorgau
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To: rhombus10
"Alexa wants me to talk. My phone wants me to talk. My laptop wants me to talk. My wife wants me to shut up."

Now that right there is funny!

These days, I would add car and TV as well.

18 posted on 02/20/2019 9:08:08 AM PST by rxsid (HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN? - Leo Donofrio (2009))
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To: rhombus10
BOL!

"Alexa wants me to talk. My phone wants me to talk. My laptop wants me to talk. My wife wants just tells me to shut up."

19 posted on 02/20/2019 9:13:06 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Stop Medieval Diseases With A Medieval Wall: Illegal migration is leading to a wave of outbreaks!!!!)
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To: carriage_hill

Me: Opening fridge.

Alexa: “Do you want to order broccoli?”

Me: “No.”

Google Assistant: “Should you really be having that ice cream?”

Me: “Shut up.”


20 posted on 02/20/2019 9:22:58 AM PST by Flick Lives
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