Is Google spying on you? Home Mini smart speaker design flaw meant that it may have monitored your every word

Is Google spying on you? Home Mini smart speaker design flaw meant that it may have monitored your every word

Android Police founder and reporter Artem Russakovskii first uncovered the bug

A flaw with the long-press gesture led to what Google called 'phantom touches'

This meant that the device was constantly mointoring for verbal instructions

Google has issued updated software to disable the feature while it finds a fix

By TIM COLLINS FOR MAILONLINE

PUBLISHED: 11:57 BST, 11 October 2017 | UPDATED: 12:20 BST, 11 October 2017

Privacy is a growing concern in an increasingly connected world and a design flaw with Google's latest smart speaker may ring alarm bells for some.

The Home Mini is meant to bring the convenience of the firm's smart assistant to any room at an affordable price, but it may have been doing more than just that.

Users uncovered a quirk in some models which meant that the gadget was constantly monitoring and recording their speech.

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