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Google records all your voice searches and you can play it back, too




Google’s “OK Google” voice search is one of the coolest features the company has implemented, however, it’s a bit creepy to find out that it records and keeps those voice searches online, allowing you to play it back and listen to it.

As Alex Hern of the The Guardian has pointed out, Google keeps all your “OK Google” voice searches in the Voice & Audio Activity page of your Google account. All you need to do is login and you can check out your voice and audio inputs that you’ve sent to Google.

The data includes the recording that you can play back, transcript (if available), medium of search (Chrome Browser, Google App), date and time. Google says that it keeps the recording to improve the accuracy of speech recognition across Google products but you can delete the items or change its settings.

Hern says that turning off voice activity doesn’t stop Google from recording and storing your voice searches. But if you’re uncomfortable of this feature, the options are to manually delete the recordings or just avoid using the “OK Google” function.

via: The Guardian, The Hacker News



This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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