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Can Google hear what you say?

The short answer is “yes”. The team at VRT uncovered that real people can, and do, listen to recordings from Google Assistant. Language experts around the world have access to a small number of recordings. From these, they review and transcribe conversations to improve the reliability of tools like Google Assistant.

Is Google secretly listening?

If you have a certain setting enabled on your Android phone, saying "OK Google" or "Hey Google" will cause it to listen for a command. Before you say this wake phrase, your phone is listening for the keywords, but is not recording everything you say and uploading it to Google. May 10, 2022