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Google collects audio files of private conversations without your knowledge or permission.

The official blog post published on Jul 11, 2019, by David Monsees, Product Manager on the Google site give proof of the statement.

The official blog post published on Jul 11, 2019, by David Monsees, Product Manager on the Google site give proof of the statement.The vrtNWS in its investigation has found that Google is listening to private conversations without the customer's permission. Even when the customer utters a word or presses a wrong button, Google Home starts recording unknowingly. The investigators got in touch with Google subcontractor in Belgium who handled the task and found that each word is monitored which are extracted from the home devices and sent by Google.

The Google Manager has clarified on how Google has been using the data collected from the users. He says that only 0.2% of the audio files are processed by language experts to help in improving speech recognition of the devices. He further says that any background noise or conversations are filtered and not transcribed.

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