Your smartphone may be listening to more than you know.
Google is facing a lawsuit accusing the company of recording conversations of people who accidentally trigger its Voice Assistant on their phones. Experts say that smart assistants are a potential privacy nightmare.
“Consider voice-activated assistants as members of your household, with one big difference—unlike other living members of your household, these assistants pay constant attention to you—and, they don’t forget,” Pankaj Srivastava, a privacy expert and CEO of the management consultancy PracticalSpeak, said in an email interview. “What could go wrong?”