Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Google Is Secretly Recording You

Google Is Secretly Recording You: Here’s How to Make Them Stop

If you use Google Voice Search or Google Now, there’s a good chance you’re being spied on.
We already know that Google is listening to you. They collect anonymous user data based on your web searches, Chrome browsing history, and emails, so it isn’t much of a surprise to learn that their next step is to collect anonymous data based on voice searches.
Not surprising, but still creepy. What most people don’t realize is that Google also records the data they collect. Luckily, you can do something about it.
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Head on over to Google’s own Voice & Audio Activity Page and you’ll find the list of voice searches you’ve made in the past. You can listen to them, or you can just delete them by hitting the Delete button after marking the recordings you want purged.
If you’d like to disable this “feature” altogether, just set Voice & Audio Activity to OFF.
Do you find this feature to be unsettling or do you think it truly is just for your convenience? Let us know in the comments below.
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