Google Nest (previously Google Home) is a home security system sold by Google that was recently discovered to have a hidden undisclosed microphone to be activated by a centralized software update, and questioned by United States Senators about why it had not informed customers about it, perhaps a good reason to setup an IndieWeb based home security system instead.
Home security component had secret microphone
- 2019-02-20 Fast Company: Nest has a secret microphone–Google just forgot to tell us
- 2019-02-28 Fast Company: U.S. senators want answers from Google about its secret Nest microphone
- "I love how tech giants think calling some massive betrayal of user trust “an error” makes it all better. Google had a secret mic in Nest Secure. Wtf." @JoshConstine February 20, 2019