Google’s Nest fiasco harms user trust and invades their privacy

Last month, Google announced that its Nest Secure would be updated to work with Google Assistant software. The problem? Google never told users its product had a microphone to begin with. Simple oversight or invasion of privacy? We break it down.

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What’s the real value—and danger—of smart assistants?

Smart assistants are programmed to eavesdrop on you in order to await commands. Sometimes they’re dangerous, and other times downright hilarious. What’s the real value in these devices?

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