Google mistakenly forgot to tell users that Nest Secure comes with built-in microphone

Google announced earlier this year that it was bringing its Assistant to the Nest Secure home security and alarm system. Many of you will be well aware that you require a device with a microphone to get the most out of the Assistant. There was only a tiny little problem: Nest Secure owners didn’t know that their device had a microphone in the first place. Google has now said that the component was “never supposed to be a secret.” You can imagine how users were taken by surprise when Google announced out of the blue that the Nest Guard, the keypad, alarm and motion-sensor component of the Nest Secure system, will work with Google Assistant. It only became evident at that point that the device and an integrated microphone.Google had not disclosed the presence of the microphone when the device was announced or in any product material. A Google representative has since told Business Insider that the company had made an “error.” “The on-device microphone was never intend

Google mistakenly forgot to tell users that Nest Secure comes with built-in microphone

Google's revelation earlier this month that Google Assistant could be used with its Nest home security and alarm system security was a surprise.

Wed 20 Feb 19 from TechXplore

Google mistakenly forgot to tell users that Nest Secure comes with built-in microphone, Wed 20 Feb 19 from USA today

Google Apologizes for ‘Hidden’ Nest Secure Microphone Dilemma

Customers are not happy with Google: The company is under fire after it forgot to tell Nest Secure users about a “hidden” microphone built into the security system. On Tuesday, Google ...

Wed 20 Feb 19 from Geek.com

Google fails to disclose microphone in Nest Secure

Alphabet Inc's Google said on Wednesday it had made an "error" in not disclosing that its Nest Secure home security system had a built-in microphone in its devices.

Wed 20 Feb 19 from Reuters Technology

Your Google security system could be spying on you after it has a secret microphone built-in

Google has apologised to users of its Nest Secure alarm system after admitting the presence of a microphone in the home security device that had not been disclosed

Wed 20 Feb 19 from Daily Mail

Google Says Nest Secure’s Secret Microphone Was ‘Never Supposed To Be A Secret’

Google announced earlier this year that it was bringing its Assistant to the Nest Secure home security and alarm system. Many of you will be well aware that you require a device with ...

Wed 20 Feb 19 from Ubergizmo

Users alarmed by undisclosed microphone in Nest Security System

"The on-device microphone was never intended to be a secret," Google says.

Wed 20 Feb 19 from Arstechnica

Google calls Nest's hidden microphone an 'error' - CNET

The tech giant never informed customers that the home security hub had a microphone.

Wed 20 Feb 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

Google says Nest’s secret microphone was ‘never intended to be a secret’

Google said there’s absolutely, positively, nothing to worry about the secret microphone in your Nest Secure smart home hub that it didn’t tell you about. Nope, not at all. Just ...

Wed 20 Feb 19 from TechCrunch

Google Put A Microphone In Nest Secure And Didn't Bother Telling Anyone

Google once again finds itself having to explain that it takes user privacy seriously. This time it is in regards to its Nest Secure system. While it was never previously mentioned that the ...

Wed 20 Feb 19 from HotHardware

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