Google Speakers – level 2

12-08-2020 07:00

Recently, Google made a software update, which left a lot of people surprised.

People, who used the Google Home device, started to get notifications from Google´s smart speaker when the speaker detected some noise in the background. Usually, it was noise like a smoke alarm or glass breaking.

Google admitted the mistake, and changed the functions of its speakers. The functions are the things that the speakers can do. This means that the speakers cannot detect noise in homes anymore. However, some people worry about their privacy and they are not happy with the way that Google uses some data. Google gets data on its users and uses it to sell specific adds.

Also, Google has a financial share in a security company. This company will use Google´s internet cameras as a part of a security system for its customers.

Difficult words: notification (official information about something), detect (to discover something), share (a part of a larger amount).

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