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Secret mic in Nest gear wasn't supposed to be a secret, says Google, we just forgot to tell anyone

By Andrew Orlowski 11 Apr 2019 at 20:04

Google has apologised for not telling Nest smart home kit owners there was a microphone in their gear. The £99 Nest home alarm talks to Google's servers over the internet, offering home monitoring and alert functions. Here's a snapshot of the product page for the system, taken on 15 December:

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