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Who’s Listening When You Talk to Your Google Assistant?

Who’s Listening When You Talk to Your Google Assistant?

A Belgian broadcaster obtained recordings of more than 1,000 conversations with Google's automated assistant, some including personal details and medical information.

On Thursday July 11, 2019, Wired at WIRED wrote:
Google, Amazon, and Apple say their AI-powered virtual assistants make it easier to get things done on smartphones or at home. Last month, a couple in the Waasmunster area of Belgium got an unexpected lesson in how these supposedly automated helpers really work.

To their surprise, they clearly heard the voices of their son and baby grandchildas captured by Googles virtual assistant on a smartphone.

Like Googles, its privacy pages say Alexa does not record all conversations, but dont clarify that it may inadvertently eavesdrop.

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