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    Google Home Mini recorded audio all the time

    A hardware fault in a Google Home Mini review unit provided to Android Police continuously recorded all audio around it and sent it to Google’s servers.

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    sure its not shocking, as you need to say "ok google" to get it to work,

    so it needs to listen out to that phrase in order to do anything.

    EDIT: read the article properly now.....
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    It's not faulty. That's a feature.
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    hardware fault = NSA influence

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    it's not a bug, it's a feature.

    So... who was watching some juicy pr0nz with google home mini listening in the background?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryu View Post
    hardware fault = NSA influence
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    (after reading the article) People will say they don't want to push anything, they just want to say "Ok Google" and have the thing respond then...
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    I have seen reports and had experience of seeing targeted ads that seem connected to recent conversations I have had.

    E.g.: I had a lengthy conversation with a colleague about his stay in New York using Airbnb. My Android was on the table in front of us the whole time.

    Not even an hour later, I went online with my phone and there were targeted ads advertising "Great stylish Airbnb lofts on New York" as well as direct mail from Airbnb advertising "gorgeous", "stylish", "low cost" holidays in NY... all words my colleague had used in his end of the conversation.

    This is not even half decent as anecdotal evidence goes but on more that one occasion I've been left quite creeped out by this type of occurrence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlinkyMike View Post
    I have seen reports and had experience of seeing targeted ads that seem connected to recent conversations I have had.

    E.g.: I had a lengthy conversation with a colleague about his stay in New York using Airbnb. My Android was on the table in front of us the whole time.

    Not even an hour later, I went online with my phone and there were targeted ads advertising "Great stylish Airbnb lofts on New York" as well as direct mail from Airbnb advertising "gorgeous", "stylish", "low cost" holidays in NY... all words my colleague had used in his end of the conversation.

    This is not even half decent as anecdotal evidence goes but on more that one occasion I've been left quite creeped out by this type of occurrence.
    next time, blow some choice raspberries at your android device then
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlinkyMike View Post
    I have seen reports and had experience of seeing targeted ads that seem connected to recent conversations I have had.

    E.g.: I had a lengthy conversation with a colleague about his stay in New York using Airbnb. My Android was on the table in front of us the whole time.

    Not even an hour later, I went online with my phone and there were targeted ads advertising "Great stylish Airbnb lofts on New York" as well as direct mail from Airbnb advertising "gorgeous", "stylish", "low cost" holidays in NY... all words my colleague had used in his end of the conversation.

    This is not even half decent as anecdotal evidence goes but on more that one occasion I've been left quite creeped out by this type of occurrence.
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    So if you speak about weed do you get targeted ads to a local drug merchant or a garden service ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ITCynic View Post
    So if you speak about weed do you get targeted ads to a local drug merchant or a garden service ?
    No, you get a knock at the door
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Librarian View Post
    it's not a bug, it's a feature.

    So... who was watching some juicy pr0nz with google home mini listening in the background?
    You watch pronz with sound?!

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    What BS is this, this is pretty standard stuff - your android phone records 24/7. Thought this was common knowledge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thor View Post
    What BS is this, this is pretty standard stuff - your android phone records 24/7. Thought this was common knowledge.
    Really? Source/reference?

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