[AusNOG] Telstra deal with Google

Kai vk6ksj at westnet.com.au
Fri Jan 29 23:23:59 EST 2021

Google Nest and similar products, promoted as personal and home 
assistant devices.

I wonder how many people would buy them if they're promoted for what 
they do - personal privacy invasion and active surveillance, listening 
to and probably recording all conversations, learning the patterns when 
you leave/return home, how many people (voices) are in your house, what 
music you like, what time you use your air con...

"but it only works when I say 'hey, google' ", and how do you think it 
knows when you say "hey, google"? only one way - listen to everything.

On 29/1/21 2:52 pm, Chad Kelly wrote:
> Hi All.
> This is probably slightly OT but not totally.
> Does the Telstra deal for being able to make calls through the Google 
> Nest Audio speakers extend to the Telstra Wholesale network, or is it 
> for retail customers only?
> Not too worried as I can just use the hardware Mike off button on the 
> back of the device for when I need to use the phone to make calls, but 
> its not a bad feature being able to make calls directly from the speaker 
> itself.
> Regards Chad.
> Chad Kelly
> Manager
> CPK Web Services
> Phone 03 52730246
> Web https://www.cpkws.com.au
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