Google Home Mini speaker secretly records conversations, without the permission of its users according to a tech blogger. Moreover, a major flaw came to be known in the newly unmasked Google Home Mini speaker.
It has not been more than a week that Google unveiled this next generation speaker at an event. The event took place in San Francisco. However, after the event, the tech corporation it ushered the press representatives home along with a review unit of the Google Home Mini. In fact, Google will launch the product on 19th October as CNN reported.
Android Police founder shared his experience
The fault first appeared as Android Police founder shared his experience. Artem Russakovskii, founder of Android Police and tech blogger discovered that the speaker used a Bug Software. Moreover, when he visited his Google activity account after using the device he saw something unexpected. The page was full of recorded audio clips.
One doesn’t even need to use the wake word “OK Google” to activate the device. To mention, by wake word such devices start listening to the users’ command.
“My Google Home Mini was inadvertently spying on me 24/7 due to a hardware flaw,” Artem Russakoviskii wrote on the site.
A Google spokesperson confirmed the issue to CNN Tech and said it stems from the touchpad, known as the activation button, on the devices given to early reviewers.
The Google spokesperson further said “We take user privacy and product quality concerns very seriously. Although we only received a few reports of this issue, we want people to have complete peace of mind while using Google Home Mini,”.