Google is permanently disabling a feature on the forthcoming
Google Home Mini smart speaker after a reviewer discovered that it
was surreptitiously recording his conversations without his
knowledge or consent.
The issue, Google says, was that the button on top of the device
was faulty and would sometimes activate on its own. In response,
Google acknowledged the bug and issued a software update that
would disable that button for all users while it explored a
I try not to play the “What if this were Apple?” card often, but come on. This is ludicrous.