Google Nest Protect

Google Nest Protect

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Wifi

Fecha de la reseña: 8 de Noviembre de 2021

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Is there anything worse than the random chirp of a smoke alarm? You can't tell which alarm is chirping. You don't know if it’s smoke or a low battery. It’s so frustrating. Maybe there’s a better option? This smoke and carbon monoxide detector tells you what it’s sensing and in which room. It even alerts you in a friendly human voice, rather than that anxiety-inducing chirp. It tests itself so you don't have to remember to. Best of all, you can silence that obnoxious alarm right from your phone! No need to haul that ladder around the house at 3am.

¿Qué podría pasar si algo falla?

Google seems to do a better job than some of the other Big Tech companies when it comes to privacy (looking at you Facebook). That said, you should be aware they are a huge ad company that needs your data to sell ads. Google promises that your voice recordings won’t be used to send you personalized ads, but they admit transcripts of your voice interactions with your may. So, while this smart smoke detector doesn't have a microphone built in (yay!), when you control it with a smart speaker like the Google Nest Mini, those voice transcripts could be used to target you ads. Google uses your personal information to show you ads all over the place like in your Gmail, in your favorite Solitaire app, on partner websites, and on YouTube.

We do like that users are now automatically opted out of Google's human review of voice recordings, because that was super creepy. We also like that Google does try to communicate with users how they collect and use data in their Safety Center. Google does collect a lot of data on you, especially if you don't take the time to adjust your privacy settings to lock down just how much info they can gather. You should absolutely take the time to adjust these privacy settings. Just beware, you will get notifications that some things might not work right if you change settings. That’s annoying, and probably worth it for a little more privacy.

Consejos para protegerte

  • Visit privacy controls to adjust the amount of data collected.
  • Delete your historical data from time to time.
  • Review Nest privacy tips.
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¿Me puede espiar? Información

Cámara

Dispositivo: No

Aplicación:

Micrófono

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Aplicación:

Rastrea la ubicación

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¿Qué se puede usar para registrarse?

¿Qué datos recopila la empresa?

¿Cómo utiliza la empresa estos datos?

While voice recordings and home environment sensor readings won't be used for ad personalization, transcripts of your voice interactions may be. Non-personally identifiable information may be shared with partners. Google says that your personal data is never sold to third parties.

Google says they keep video footage, audio recordings, and home environment sensor readings separate from advertising, and they won’t use this data for ad personalization

Google uses your personal information “to serve you relevant ads in Google products, on partner websites, and in mobile apps.” According to the company, customers own their data and it does not sell this data to third parties. Google does state it gets paid by advertisers for placing ads to you based on your personal information.

Google says they send data outside of the organization only with a user's consent.

¿Cómo puedes controlar el uso de tus datos?

Google provides various privacy controls, accessible via Google Privacy tools. There are several clearly defined ways to delete personal data, incl. deleting data from Nest app or deleting a whole Google Account. An autotimer can be set up for 3 or 18 month. The retention details are also listed in the Policy.

¿Qué historial tiene la compañía en cuanto a la protección de los datos de los usuarios?

Necesita mejoras

In August 2019, the company admitted that partners who work to analyze voice snippets from the Assistant leaked the voice snippets of some Dutch users. More than 1,000 private conversations were sent to a Belgian news outlet, some of the messages reportedly revealed sensitive information such as medical conditions and customer addresses.

In December 2018, a bug exposed the data of 52.5 million Google+ users

¿El producto se puede usar sin conexión?

¿La información de privacidad es fácil de entender?

All things Nest have been moved over to the Google Store. Google has a page detailing their privacy principles for Nest products.

Enlaces a información de privacidad

¿El producto cumple nuestros estándares mínimos de seguridad? Información

Cifrado

Uses encryption in transit and at rest.

Contraseña fuerte

Actualizaciones de seguridad

Gestiona las vulnerabilidades

Política de privacidad

¿El producto usa AI? Información

Google publishes academic papers about it's AI research (https://ai.google/) and makes several tools available via open source.

¿Es poco confiable esta IA?

No se puede determinar

¿Qué tipo de decisiones toma la IA acerca de ti o por ti?

Google uses natural language processing to understand you and to generate answers to your requests.

¿La empresa es transparente acerca del funcionamiento de la IA?

¿Tiene el usuario control sobre las características de la IA?


Noticias

Google reverses decision to cut off third-party Nest access
Input Magazine
Google is once again allowing third-party companies to integrate their applications and products with its line of Nest thermostats, nearly a year and a half after the tech giant first locked down its API.

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