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Google Home

"Hey Google!" will become your new favorite greeting. Hey Google, turn on the lights. Hey Google, play Bohemian Rhapsody. Hey Google, what are the symptoms of toe fungus? Hey Google, are you still listening to me? From the Mini to the Max, these smart speakers (smart microphones?) are fun and useful...and maybe just a bit creepy? Tell us on the Creep-O-Meter below!

Can it spy on me

Camera Device: No | App: No
Microphone Device: Yes | App: No
Location Tracking Device: No | App: Yes

What does it know about me

Product uses encryption
Yes

Reading level for privacy policy

College

Privacy policy reading level scores provided by the Usable Privacy Policy Project
Shares your information with 3rd parties for unexpected reasons
Yes
Nearly every company collects some kind of information on its users. That’s how the internet works. It’s how they use and care for this information that matters. You should know whether a company shares or sells your personal information to others and for what reasons. For the purpose of this report Mozilla determined that if according to a company’s privacy policy, it appeared to share data with third parties that could then use that information to market or advertise to customers, then we labeled it as “Shares information with third parties for unexpected reasons.” This does not mean your information is definitely used for these purposes. Simply that the policy leaves the possibility open your information could be used in this way.

Can I control it

If a password is required, you must change the default password
Yes
Automatic security updates
Yes
Deletes data it stores on you
Yes
Has parental controls
Yes

Company shows it cares about its customers

Company manages security vulnerabilities
Yes
Company makes it easy to contact customer support
Phone Number (855) 971-9121
Live Chat Yes
Email Yes
Twitter Yes

What could happen if something went wrong

Google learns all about your odd taste in wooden shoes based on the questions you keep asking it. Soon, ads for wooden clogs are following you everywhere around the internet.

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