Google Has Been Recording Your Voice

Google Has Been Recording Your Voice

December 18, 2019 100 By Kailee Schamberger


Ok, Google, is it legal to record a
private conversation in the United States? “According to Wikipedia, states
that currently require that all parties consent to the recording include:
California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Washington. What’s up guys, Lew here, back with
another video. This one is a bonus clip for today. I got a phone call from Ryan, he said: “Dude, you have to make this video, because apparently very few people, including myself, know about the behavior of their phones.” Mostly on Android phones. Essentially, what’s going on here is that there are circumstances in which your phone is recording your voice and your conversations potentially without you
knowing it. What?! Launch into your browser and
simply open up “history.google.com”. This is stuff you’d expect to see, like
history for your searches, history for location data and all that goodness, but the new one, an emerging one, is the voice related history. Over here on the left-hand side “Voice and audio activity” and as you can see here, there’s all these different events that have been recorded. Now in some cases, it’s working completely as you would expect, as it’s meant to function, where it’s creating a record for a search that
you’ve done with voice. To help with future recognition of my voice, on my device… But since you’ve got hot words, things to trigger Google itself and the
audio portion of it, like “Ok Google”… You might have recordings like I have here that – I didn’t… What is… “What I’m saying, is it like-” “Water fountain on in the backyard” “Yeah, …” I don’t remember triggering those
events! I’ve gone through my various accounts
now, and I’m finding these weird conversations I can’t even recall that
are recorded here historically. Woooooooo! I don’t know, it makes you feel a little
weird…! If you, like me, might be partially creeped out and want to remove some of the things that you’ve said that may have been recorded, you can head over to history… What’d I say, “history.google.com”. What is a hundred years of this look
like, I don’t know. There you have it, go check for yourself. Let me know in the comments what you’ve been saying that Google’s been recording. You don’t need anything, he’s just
enjoying these goddamn french fries that you’re enjoying too… …Why am I getting more quiet… and higher pitched…