WAS “GOOGLE HOME” DESIGNED TO SPY INSIDE OUR HOMES?

Google Home (GH) is always listening to everything that goes on inside your home. It’s like paying the NSA, sorry I meant Google, $129.00 to bug your home. Click here & here to find out about Google’s close relationship with the NSA.

GH does more than listen to music, it can control your lights, thermostats, radios, TV’s, smart refrigerators, smart plugsand more. GH has partnered with Nest, Phillips, IFTTT and Samsung who also makes the ‘family hub refrigerator‘.

Google Assistant’s new surveillance feature called “My Day,” gives you morning updates, weather, commute times and a summary of your schedule (assuming you opt in).

At least GH doesn’t have SEVEN microphones like Amazon’s Echo.

“Amazon Echo runs on Amazon Web Services. In the default mode the device continuously listens to all speech, monitoring for the wake word to be spoken.’

“High speech accuracy is achieved through sophisticated natural language processing (NLP) algorithms built into the Echo’s text-to-speech (TTS) engine.”

Just how invasive is GH?

 ‘Always on’ devices are always listening

Below, is an excerpt taken from Google’s Privacy & Terms:

Voice Search (Google Assistant) uses pattern recognition to transcribe spoken words to written text. For each voice query made to Voice Search, we store the language, the country, the utterance and our system’s guess of what was said.

A Computerworld article warns everyone about the dangers of ‘always on’ devices.

There are plenty of privacy issues with this type of always listening technology,” said Dan Olds, an analyst with OrionX, a technology analyst firm. “It’s obvious that any device that is always listening could also be always storing and always analyzing anything that is within earshot of the receiver.”

It could give Google a hell of a lot more personal data about users than they get now,” he said. “That microphone will be a witness to every verbal interaction in the home. It will also know what you watch on TV, what you listen to, and, obviously, when there’s no one home” Olds said.

For a complete list of how invasive GH is, click here.

Can Google be trusted not to spy on our conversations?

Last year, Google Chrome was caught secretly spying on everyone’s conversations.

“Without consent, Google’s code had downloaded a black box of code that – according to itself – had turned on the microphone and was actively listening to your room,” said Rick Falkvinge, the Pirate party founder.

“Which means that your computer had been stealth configured to send what was being said in your room to somebody else, to a private company in another country, without your consent or knowledge, an audio transmission triggered by … an unknown and unverifiable set of conditions” Falkvinge said.

The FBI could be wiretapping ‘always on’ devices

Earlier this year, Matt Novak from Gizmodo filed a Freedom of Information request with the FBI, asking if they had ever wiretapped an Amazon Echo. The FBI’s response, “we can neither confirm nor deny…”

GH identifies people in your personal pictures and videos

According to a CNET article, GH knows what pictures you have and you can bet they’re using facial recognition to identify everyone.

You can tell GH to show you your photos on your TV, and if you say “Show me the photos from my wedding” Google’s assistant is supposedly smart enough to find those shots without any extra help on your part.

According to an article in Quartz, Google’s AI helps the camera pick the best image in a burst, and recognize faces to make collages of friends and family. The article goes on to warn everyone, that Google’s future is about remembering everyone’s personal information and identifying images.

Google’s “FaceNet” which stores over 260 million faces, claims to be 86% accurate in identifying people’s faces. So it’s no stretch of the imagination to assume Google has identified EVERY person in your pictures.

Google’s Privacy & Terms warns…

For example, facial recognition helps users of the Find my Face feature to see suggestions about who they might want to tag in a photo or video they’ve uploaded and would like to share.

Do you still trust Google and Amazon not to spy on everyone?

Last year, I warned everyone that “smart” devices and homes were spying on everyone.

Apartments and homes are being designed with over 40 “smart” (surveillance) devices.

IOTAS partners with property developers and owners, to install apartments with smart outlets, light switches, and motion sensors before they’re rented. The typical IOTAS apartment has about 40 sensors in it!

Many of these “smart” devices use biometrics like voice, facial recognition and fingerprints.

I have an idea, why not have firefighters give out free Echo’s and Google Home devices with smoke detectors?

12 thoughts on “WAS “GOOGLE HOME” DESIGNED TO SPY INSIDE OUR HOMES?

  1. I like Alexa.

    Google Home will cost $129 with a free 6 moths trial of YouTube red.
    In Australia it will cost $199 or $499 for a 3 pack – like a microphone – either pin it to your Tshirt & carry it with you or have multiples scattered through out your abode.
    3 more gadgets sucking power from the electricity grid.
    How much more is Google Home going to cost the average middle-class household to run ?

    Google Home Demo Video youtube.
    There will be a limited client for this product & at some point – when the novelty has worn off – it will end up in the trash can along with all the other fascinating gadgets we buy as new toys.
    The whole family can access – when asking questions – is there a variety of answers or just the desired bullshit that the establishment wants us to believe
    example – Q …. “how many elephants did Hannibal take across the alps?”
    The true answer is NONE – the Hannibal story is a myth – a fable – bullshit.
    But – the Hannibal story is still part of school curriculum & told as true history.
    Brainwashing.
    One good thing is that a family no longer need to talk to each other – no more nag, nag, nag –
    For a woman it is freedom from the boring role of mother & wife & it will probably do wonders for a couples sex life – as Google Home will be the be all & end all of the drudgery of talk domesticity.

    1. It need to be able to put the rubbish out.
      This act alone will free dad up & ingratiate him to mum a lot more = more sex.

      1. You can just hear it now
        “will you please go & put the rubbish out so that Alexa can stop nagging you.”
        then at some point.
        “I can’t stand her nagging voice any more – get rid of her.”

  2. James is utilizing Google Home to help him with his homework … dad has waited all of 5 minutes to get a free moment with the infernal gadget to ask weather it’s mufti day at work tomorrow … but James is hogging it for all it’a worth …”will you get off the – – – – – – – machine for just one moment – so I can ask a question” shouts dad up the stairs.

  3. Sex, Drugs and Rock-n-Roll, Rosie, If we don’t get you with one, it will be the other, and if we don’t get you, we will get your children.

    1. Hi Jagg.
      Welcome to the show man.
      My sister was here today – she is looking after me while I get over me having been dead – jump started back to life – then poisoned with heart meds – & now detoxing from those poisons. The water pills for edema are Anti-psychotic drugs that cause vertigo …. can you believe it.
      Jerry Lewis is dead so we watched an interview he gave last year – she is a fan.
      & I showed her the Google Home demo video.
      “We don’t even need to talk to each other any more – the machines will do it for us” she said after. But she doubts that the sex will increase & may even get less – it is the power of conversation that gets things going.
      But we wonder how many parents will trust Google Home with their children – “what is it telling our kids” & therefore it will never make it to their domicile.

      1. Kids ask the funniest questions:
        Imagine a child asking Google home – “where do baby’s come from”
        A getting an audio / visual explanation.
        It requires a person – a real human being & preferable the parent of said child to gauge the maturity of the child & how that question & other tricky questions will be answered.
        “why do I have a willy & Betty doesn’t” is also another tricky question.
        There is no need for children to be told everything at birth – need to know ids a better tactic.

  4. Water, water, water, Rosie, it’s not just for the plants. Now there is a threat to those who must be obeyed in the white robes.

  5. Revelations 7:13 – 14
    13: Then one of the elders addressed me: “These in white robes, he asked, “who are they, and where have they come from ?”
    14: “Sir, I answered, “you know,” So he replied, “These are the ones who have come out from the great tribulation; they have washed their robed & made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

    It shall come to pass – are the most powerful words in the world.
    And those who must be obeyed on earth; will come to know it’s power.

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