I received a “google Home Mini” that was sent to me by the local food supermarket chain because I buy groceries off them.
I have no plans to use the device because I do not wish to give google any more information than I already do.
Looking through the warranty information (you know the “fine print”) there is a paragraph
Google Home Mini and your Family and Friends
If you make your Google Home Mini available for others to use, please be sure to let them know that their interactions may be stored by Google. More information about this is available blah blah. In the link you can also find information and tips about others being able to access information you make available to Google Home Mini
The first item that hit me is that they say that interactions will be stored by google. Not interactions with the home mini, but your family and friends interactions without reference to the device.
The second is that this information is available to third parties.
So my young grandkids would have their speech (interactions) recorded by google. I thought this was illegal to do, to send you a device which records you. There has been no agreement by me to have this done, I didn’t buy it but it was sent to me to aid in doing a “online” shopping order. So not having agreed to it they surely violating people’s rights here aren’t they and when children are involved then its surely a crime isn’t it.
Remember that I agreed to nothing, I accepted no terms and conditions and simply told by the Grocery Store to plug in this device and use their APP to do my shopping. I had to read the fine print to find any wrnings that they (Google) are recording my conversations (interactions with others) and that third parties “may” (read will) be given recordings