Google has effectively turned millions of its users’ smartphones into listening devices that can capture intimate conversations – even when they aren’t in the room.
Google says it only turns on and begins recording when you utter the words “OK Google”. But a Sun investigation has found that the virtual assistant is a little hard of hearing. In some cases, just saying “OK” in conversation prompted it to switch on your phone and record around 20 seconds of audio.
Once Google is done recording, it uploads the audio files to its computer servers. To listen back to the audio Google has recorded from my phone, sign into your Gmail account and go to “history.google.com/history.” into your web browser and find the section titled Voice & Audio activity. Once there, there is an option that allows you to turn the setting which records to pause. Read more at The Sun.