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By SecureWorld News Team
Wed | Oct 11, 2017 | 1:02 PM PDT

This story is precisely why you should avoid having voice-activated devices where you need conversations to be private.

Because you just never know.

The proof comes from a tech journalist who had the chance to preview the Google Home Mini after a launch event. 

" it turns out, the Mini was behaving very differently from all the other Homes and Echos in my home - it was waking up thousands of times a day, recording, then sending those recordings to Google. All of this was done quietly, with only the four lights on the unit I wasn't looking at flashing on and then off."

The number of recordings is incredible and Google's reaction was swift.

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