[Editor Charlie sez: Another example of Google’s deceptive consumer messaging and data mining your personal conversations–in the guise of Google Assistant that you are supposed to think is “useful”—to you, not Google. Big surprise….they take pictures of your house, they record your voice, how do we know they don’t record the phone calls, too?]
DID you know that Google has been recording you without your knowledge?
The technology giant has effectively turned millions of its users’ smartphones into listening devices that can capture intimate conversations – even when they aren’t in the room.
If you own an Android phone, it’s likely that you’ve used Google’s Assistant, which is similar to Apple’s Siri.
Google says it only turns on and begins recording when you utter the words “OK Google”.
But a Sun investigation has found that the virtual assistant is a little hard of hearing.
In some cases, just saying “OK” in conversation prompted it to switch on your phone and record around 20 seconds of audio.
It regularly switches on the microphone as you go about your day-to-day activities, none the wiser.