You would be forgiven for thinking that your private conversations were just that, but Google’s Voice Assistant could be recording everything you say.
The feature is designed to allow users to talk to enabled gadgets to search the web, launch apps and use other interactive functions.
As part of this process, Google keeps copies of clips made each time you activate it, but it has emerged that background chatter could be enough to trigger recording.
The Mountain View firm has been keen to push its Voice Assistant in recent weeks, which was a headline feature at the launch of a range of new Pixel smartphones and Home smart speakers in October.
It is also enabled on a large number of handsets running the Android operating system, developed by the Google.
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