Google permanently disables faulty recording feature of Home Mini

By : |October 12, 2017 0
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Google is permanently disabling its faulty recording feature in the newly launched Google Homi Mini smart speaker. Android Police found out about the faulty feature when it discovered that the device was listening and recording the conversations 24*7 without their consent.

Google has acknowledged the issue and said that the button on top was faulty and would sometimes activate on its own. Google said in a statement, “The Google Home team is aware of an issue impacting a small number of Google Home Mini devices that could cause the touch control mechanism to behave incorrectly. We take user privacy very seriously. We’ve removed any activity/queries that were created by long pressing the top of a Google Home Mini between October 4 and October 7, when the software update was rolled out.”

Google said that this bug affected a small number of users and a small update has been issued that will entirely disable the button.

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Now, that the button is gone, Google Home Mini will only be activated with voice. The Mini’s left and right buttons will continue to work for adjusting the volume. Google launched ‘Home Mini’ last week for $49 at an event in San Francisco.

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