1. shadeofdawn's Avatar
    So Google Assistant monitors a lot about your activity and life. Do you feel it's worth the data monitoring for the services you get?

    I guess it will just get harder and harder to live without your activities monitored. But on the other hand, I'm not sure about asking google to monitor my app use, my every move in location, my search/youtube/web page histories, time at home, time at work (etc).

    I just want to hear other people's thoughts on the continual collection of personal info/activities in exchange for assistant services. I'm torn here.
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    06-10-17 01:47 AM
  2. markmall's Avatar
    We don't talk about this here. Love your KEYone and don't asl any questions.

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    06-10-17 02:00 AM
  3. mikeydodds's Avatar
    privacy. it's scary good at listening. I play the turn the stereo up and talk to it game often. lucky I don't have anything worth hiding.
    06-10-17 05:34 AM
  4. cribble2k's Avatar
    Blackberry monitors your data as well and provides nothing in return.

    Re: BlackBerry Services

    Feel better?
    06-10-17 06:05 AM
  5. VeryBumpy's Avatar
    My phone buzzed and asked me if I was at Walmart and opened up the Walmart web page. I was indeed there.

    I don't mind location so much, it's my personal notes, emails and appointments I don't wish to be mined, and so far I haven't allowed.
    06-11-17 07:14 PM
  6. shadeofdawn's Avatar
    Gmail reads all your emails already, doesn't it? not sure about other providers. Google maps kept telling me to post pictures of my grocery store. I shut off that notification. I guess google maps might already be monitoring all my movements.
    06-11-17 11:08 PM
  7. nucks26's Avatar
    The way I look at it is.. Nothing is protected. Everything you'd ever want to know about me has already made it's way through the Internet somewhere at some point, so at the end of the day it doesn't bother me.
    06-12-17 12:02 AM
  8. southlander's Avatar
    I use Google assistant all the time and think it's well worth it. I personally don't care if Google server # 8,248,475 "hears" me says OK Google. Set timer for 10 minutes so I can hard boil some eggs. Lol.

    But yeah if you're a criminal or something like that for sure, disable it. Lol.
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    06-12-17 01:39 AM
  9. Alain_A's Avatar
    I use Google assistant all the time and think it's well worth it. I personally don't care if Google server # 8,248,475 "hears" me says OK Google. Set timer for 10 minutes so I can hard boil some eggs. Lol.

    But yeah if you're a criminal or something like that for sure, disable it. Lol.
    still not guaranteed a complete privacy
    06-12-17 11:24 AM
  10. johnsliderbb's Avatar
    1984. But he, you get all kind of services in return for it. And an empty battery as well.

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    06-12-17 12:12 PM
  11. medic22003's Avatar
    I don't use it for the same reason I don't have an amazon echo dot or a smart thermostat or why I unplugged the kinect on my Xbox. none of their dadgum business what I do and say. I'm far from being a criminal just agree with the 1984 comment.
    06-12-17 12:16 PM
  12. southlander's Avatar
    still not guaranteed a complete privacy
    And I do not care about complete privacy. Some do -- as if that was possible really -- but I get it. People want to feel in control of what they think others can know about them.

    So turn it off. Don't carry a smartphone (which is really just a risk anyway).

    By the way, also turn OFF all SPAM filtering on your email. Your email service has to have a piece of software parse and "read" your email in order to filter SPAM. Yeah.
    06-12-17 02:45 PM
  13. Alain_A's Avatar
    And I do not care about complete privacy. Some do -- as if that was possible really -- but I get it. People want to feel in control of what they think others can know about them.

    So turn it off. Don't carry a smartphone (which is really just a risk anyway).

    By the way, also turn OFF all SPAM filtering on your email. Your email service has to have a piece of software parse and "read" your email in order to filter SPAM. Yeah.
    Me, I don't care as we lost our privacy very long time ago when the internet came in.
    06-12-17 03:28 PM
  14. southlander's Avatar
    So yeah OP. It uses more battery. There's really no precedent yet for listened to data being retrieved and used against anyone far as I know. The data is supposedly anonymous and aggregate anyway. If you think Google is Satan I would say leave it off. Lol. You trust Google or you don't.
    06-12-17 05:57 PM
  15. shadeofdawn's Avatar
    I was more concerned about perpetual gps monitoring, but I think the google maps app is doing that for me already.

    Can you turn off the "OK google" listening feature though? would be a nice option.
    06-12-17 09:15 PM
  16. southlander's Avatar
    I was more concerned about perpetual gps monitoring, but I think the google maps app is doing that for me already.

    Can you turn off the "OK google" listening feature though? would be a nice option.
    Yes. Turn off the trigger phrase. Then just touch the microphone icon to use the voice assistant.

    The always listening OK Google thing is only so it can be hands free.
    06-12-17 10:53 PM
  17. mbirth's Avatar
    I let Google's AI have all my data in the hopes it will spare me once it becomes sentient...

    But on a serious note: The collected data is also used to present (hopefully) interesting news to you in the Google app, places you might like when looking for e.g. "restaurants" in Google Maps and it also learns about your commute and can inform you about traffic jams or when you have to leave the train.

    You can also share your location with family and friends so you can see where everyone is on Google Maps and spontaneously meet up or so. And I like the location history for when I'm on vacation in a foreign city ... so I can see which streets I walked.
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    06-13-17 06:33 AM
  18. markmall's Avatar
    I get the sense, I could be wrong, that the people that have little to no concern about all of their data being sucked up and saved by corporations tend to be on the young side.

    Not long ago, we would not have imagined allowing this. Maybe because we can remember totalitarian governments that would crush people for improper thoughts or ideas we are more circumspect about the data collection.

    It really does not take that much imagination to see where things could go. Some things we presume are free speech are already criminal in Europe.

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    07-14-17 11:19 PM
  19. mbirth's Avatar
    It really does not take that much imagination to see where things could go.
    If you live by this motto, you'd rather not go outside your (hopefully padded) apartment. Bad things could happen…
    07-15-17 08:36 AM
  20. anon(3641385)'s Avatar
    If you live by this motto, you'd rather not go outside your (hopefully padded) apartment. Bad things could happen…
    Tosh, you want to give your data to whomever then that's your choice .... or not ....
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    07-15-17 09:25 AM
  21. anon(870071)'s Avatar
    It does get a little bit annoying when a notification pops up telling me where I am or how many minutes its going to get somewhere.
    07-15-17 05:05 PM

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