Read Google’s new Nest privacy promise and tell me if you’re swayed

Google wants to be in the house. It wants to make it easier for you to sell your life and maybe even your advertising business by selling cameras, alarm systems and voice aids. But there is a problem. People do not necessarily trust smart displays with high-tech companies or cameras right now.

Google did not have the Cambridge Analytica level scandal, but a few recent incidents with Nest have been to suspend buyers: Nest cameras are a digital that provides strangers with spurious nuclear bomb threats and spies on babies on the Internet Break-in string and Nest Secure alarm system has a secret microphone that the buyer does not know.

So today, when Google announced that it would sell Facebook portal and all its other devices, most reviews questioned whether or not to actually invite a Facebook camera home. Google has decided to publicly claim ownership of your privacy in the future.

In an interview with Google Nest 's Richi Chandra, Google has created a general English privacy policy. During the current Google I / O keynote, Google has not actually shared it, but it's now available on the web.

The following is a high-level overview.

Google sensor and how it works. The technical specifications for connected household devices list all audio, video, and environmental and activity sensors (with or without use). You can also find the data used by the various types of data on the dedicated Help Center page as well as the type of data the sensor collects.

Describes how to use video images, audio recordings, and home environment sensor readings. Our commitment to providing useful features and services, and how to separate this data from your advertising and advertising personalization

Describes how to manage and manage your data, including data access and management features. You can review, review, and delete audio and video stored in your Google Account at any time.

But the whole document is more specific than that. Surprisingly many promises are not the typical ridiculous laws you can expect . Some are completely ambiguous. Just as Nest makes your camera unable to turn off the recording light anymore, some of them oppose the grain.

"Your house is a special place, it is where you can decide who to invite, it is where you share your family recipe and watch your baby take the first steps. I want to trust what you bring, and we are committed to getting that trust. "

I really asked you a real question. Especially if you read everything. Does this make you feel better? Are you willing to install Google-branded cameras at home?

Personally I am the heart of two people. I have been impressed by Google's efforts to sacrifice the publicity space by adding its own name to plain English and the Nest department. (It's Google Nest right now.) I have a camera at home and I can not believe it or it does not work well, so I can get to new markets.

But my concern is that it is a sharp marketing campaign that can ease previous concerns, and we are concerned that we can change our minds and policies at any time.

Google Nest's full privacy commitment can be read here. [19659015]

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