Does Google listen in on your life?
“Google retains a copy of the recordings to improve its software. The company is trying to be the opposite of sneaky. It provides a detailed history of every recording it has on the user’s “My Activity” web page.
Each recording or set of recordings is presented on its own card.
The recordings are listed by date and service (for example, “Assistant,” “Google App” or “google.com.” On the left you can see the text version of your command, which is a link that, when clicked on, takes you to Google Search results for those words. On the right you’ll find a “play” button, so you can listen to each recording. A “more options” menu on the top right of each card enables you to delete any recording.
It’s unlikely for a recording to happen by accident. From a phone, for example, the phone must be unlocked and the recording begun by specific user action, such as pressing the icon. On a Pixel phone, the user can set up automatic listening mode by changing the default in settings to enable the “Trusted Voice” setting. That makes the phone listen for the “OK Google” command…”
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