In the day and age of connected devices and the IoT revolution, there are a lot of concerns around privacy. As consumers, we are caught in the balance between privacy and convenience.
Companies such as Google have to push this balance to develop innovative and sometimes creepy technology, often at the cost of our data. Today, we are going to focus on the Google Home, and whether its “always listening” capabilities are spying on us.
If you own a Google Home or Amazon Alexa, you may be aware that it’s always on standby waiting for your every command. The device is always listening and recording to a small buffer and analyzing the recording for the “Hot Word”. For the Google Home this is a simple “Ok Google” or “Hey Google”. According to Google, “Those snippets are deleted if the hot word is not detected, and none of that information leaves your device until the hot word is heard.” [...]
To read the whole post and interact, please visit the SogetiLabs blog: Is My Google Home Spying On Me?