Google claims to only record interactions between connected devices, such as Google home speakers when using the famous wake-up word “Welcome Google” or “Well, Google.” But in other cases with Google apps for smartphones and giving permissions to the microphone to work during voice search or even when using it in voice commands for Google’s desktop version, it records every word you say whether you use the famous wake-up sentences or not.
It starts when you click the microphone button in Google apps to communicate with them and start giving voice commands, such as “Hello Google, look for Italian restaurants near my site!”, as soon as Google apps will start copying your voice commands, phrases and words in audio files and scripts, as revealed by U.S. TODAY’s editors’ tests this week.
It’s also like monitoring the keyboard and everything you type or the sites you visit on the search giant Google, as Google Chrome knows every letter we type and every site we visit, unless you log in with “Stealth Mode” which also doesn’t mean you’ll be completely hidden from them.
But how is sound tracking accepted? This happens at the beginning of the setup for a Google account, and you’re asked to allow Google apps to track audio and video recordings. Google justified it in one of a series of emails to U.S. TODAY that it is doing so to improve the accuracy of its Google Assistant.
Google tracked users comprehensively, to the point that during the test the team said ordinary phrases aloud to the application Of Google Assistant on the iPhone, the application moved every word, and the phrase “We were told that Google registers only after using the wake-up sentence: Hello Google, how do you explain it?» it writes and records all the queries said.
The experiment was repeated more than once on google pixel and on the desktop version of the web version using the microphone built with the webcam in the Apple MacBook Pro so the results were very similar, Google recorded phrases each time.
In response, Google said that the recording occurs if you click the microphone button, and users must first subscribe to store those audio recordings in their accounts. But you
might wonder, when did you get involved?
Hello Google, do you actually record everything I’m saying? Yes – Google Home Headphones – Use the famous word “Welcome Google” or “Good Google”
In order for Google to convince you to subscribe, google maps offers a match service that suggests restaurants according to your previous experiences, and when activated Google sends you to your phone settings to allow them to track your location history.
Google motivates users to allow them to record their travels by offering features, such as sending real-time traffic status updates in their area, as well as the geographical address of images for easy organization and search.
Sign up for these services to become a follower forever. Google says its recordings improve the quality of speech technologies on the program, and by allowing your audio recordings to be saved, the company can enrich the user experience and customize it for everyone.
To get users to subscribe to the service, Google tells them that they will only get a limited experience of the app, and vice versa;
If rejected, the app experience is limited to web results and local information only. If you want to opt out of the voice tracking service, go to Google Account Settings by clicking on your photo icon at the top right of the web page or app.
Click on managing your Google account. Choose data selection and customization. Then go to adjust the activity, app and browser activities. Select the inclusion of audio recordings.Finally, you’ll see a pop-up window to tell you to reconsider your request or you’ll only get a limited experience of the service. Cancelling your subscription from the service doesn’t mean that previous recordings will be automatically removed, and to erase them from their services can only be manually removed.