Google to 'permanently disable' touch control on new $49 Home Mini smart speaker after design flaw meant that it could constantly record owner's speech
Google is to kill off a key feature of its new $49 smart home speaker after it was revealed a design flaw meant that the gadget was constantly monitoring and recording some user's speech.
The Home Mini is meant to bring the convenience of the firm's smart assistant to any room at an affordable price, but it may have been doing more than just that.
Android Police founder Artem Russakovskii first uncovered the bug, which relates to the long-press gesture function built into the Home Mini.
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