Google is recording your voice: How to listen to (and delete) the file

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Google is recording your voice: How to listen to (and delete) the files


You probably already figured that Google keeps track of your web searches, but did you know that the Internet giant may be storing recordings of your voice?
https://clark.com/technology/google-recording-you-delete-files/

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I've always believed Google was evil, and could never understand why folks let it into their computers and homes. Until now. Google metastasizes.

I recently purchased a Sony Bravia smart TV. Only during the set-up did I learn I had to agree to Google's terms of service (an impossible document to decipher) in order to use the TV. As the TV was by then physically mounted on my wall, I really had no choice but to accept their terms. God knows what rights I granted to Google. All I know is I refused to register the TV with a Google Account.

In a related issue, I was recently denied access to the National Post Canadian newspaper because it detected I was using an ad-blocker. It gave full instructions on how to white-list its website so I could access content and disable the ad-blocker. Despite my following these instructions (and even uninstalling the ad-blocker) I remained locked out. The only option left to me was to purchase an "ad removal pass". When I clicked on that option I was taken to a "Sign in with your Google Account" page. Sigh. No way I was going that way. I blame Google for blocking my access to my favorite newspaper, unless I do it on their terms.

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Thanks for sharing, joe53. I've encountered some sites that asked me to disable my ad-blocker, but none that I've had to go to the extent that you did for.
 The next time I shop for a TV I'll remember to check into the Google situation beforehand.

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