Google forgets to disclose intentionally-put microphones in Nest secure

On Wednesday, the 20th of February, the Alphabet Inc’s Google had acknowledged that they had made an error while building Nest Secure Home Security System, as they did not disclose the presence of a built-in microphone in the device

by Sourav D
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Google forgets to disclose intentionally-put microphones in Nest secure

On Wednesday, the 20th of February, the Alphabet Inc’s Google had acknowledged that they had made an error while building Nest Secure Home Security System, as they did not disclose the presence of a built-in microphone in the device, which would trigger potential financial penalizations on privacy breach issues, adding another strain into its scandalized security system after Google plus hack had stolen millions of Google’s user data on last November.

Earlier this month, the search engine giant had said that their Nest Security would be receiving an update later and the users would be able to use its virtual assistance technology, Google Assistant on the Nest Guard devices.

However, both surprisingly and terrifyingly, the Google somehow failed to mention the presence of a built-in microphone in the device. Google purchased Nest in early 2014 for a lump-sum of $3.2 billion, which used to sell doorbells, security cameras and thermostats, which could automatically adjust settings based on the user’s behavior.

While acknowledging their faults, Google said, “The on-device microphone was never intended to be a secret and should have been listed in the tech specs. That was an error on our part. The microphone has never been on and is only activated when users specifically enable the option. ”

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