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How Much Will Google Home Be Watching You?

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David Sandoval
May 18, 2016 13:56
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On Wednesday the company announced its entry into the voice-activated virtual assistant race with Google Home, its answer to the Amazon Echo.

Google Home promises to live alongside you wherever you reside, answering your questions, playing your music and reading your news, much like its popular rival.

It ll also have Google search built in, which means it ll know a lot about you as soon as you sign in.

According to its makers, Google Home is a sleek little device that will learn your music tastes, your commute and your daily plans — with your permission, of course, a spokesman said — and will use that information to tailor itself to your needs.

Predators can already hack our baby monitors and computer cameras, and as Gizmodo reported this week, the FBI can neither confirm nor deny that it has wiretapped Amazon Echo devices.

You can also turn off the Echo s microphone, though it s unclear whether even that could stop the National Security Agency from listening in.

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