- Google is secretly recording our conversations, with devices switching to ‘listening mode’ when we say ‘OK’, as opposed to a direct instruction to activate Google Assistant through the ‘OK Google’ prompt.
- An investigation by The Sun revealed that Android devices record 20 seconds of audio once we say OK, with these conversations then uploaded to Google’s servers.
- A Google spokesperson told The Sun that recordings are only used to improve its speech recognition across search & for marketing purposes (!!?).
- To access your sound files, sign into your Gmail or Google account, type “history.google.com/history” into your web browser, and head to the ‘Voice and Audio’ tab.
- You can switch off Google’s ability to store conversations in the ‘Web & App activity’ section.