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Google says not to reveal the microphone in its next home security device was an “error”

Alphabet's Google said on Wednesday that it had made a "mistake" when it did not state that its Nest Secure security system had a built-in microphone in its devices. Google said earlier that Nest Secure would get an update and users can now activate their Google Assistant virtual assistant technology at Nest Guard. The device's published specifications did not mention a microphone, but the updated product page now mentions one. "The microphone on the device was never intended to be a secret and should have been listed in technical specifications. There was an error on our site. The microphone has never been on and activated only when users specifically activate the option," says Google. Insider for the first time reported the news on Tuesday. Nest, which Google acquired for $ 3.2 billion in 201 4, sells video doorbells, security cameras and thermostats that automatically customize user-based settings. Alphabet Merged Nest, which had worked as an independent device, to its Google hardware group last year.

Alphabet’s Google said on Wednesday that it had made a “mistake” when it did not state that its Nest Secure security system had a built-in microphone in its devices.

Google said earlier that Nest Secure would get an update and users can now activate their Google Assistant virtual assistant technology at Nest Guard.

The device’s published specifications did not mention a microphone, but the updated product page now mentions one.

“The microphone on the device was never intended to be a secret and should have been listed in technical specifications. There was an error on our site. The microphone has never been on and activated only when users specifically activate the option,” says Google.

Insider for the first time reported the news on Tuesday.

Nest, which Google acquired for $ 3.2 billion in 201

4, sells video doorbells, security cameras and thermostats that automatically customize user-based settings.

Alphabet Merged Nest, which had worked as an independent device, to its Google hardware group last year.

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