Google Nest Secure included a secret microphone
Feb 20, 2019
Google recently released an upgraded version of its Nest Secure system to enable voice-assisted control, but many were wondering how it would work without a microphone. It turns out that the security device was built with a mic in the first place, but the company never listed it in the tech specifications, which raised concern about its purpose. Google claimed that it was never intended to be a secret, and that the microphone was included in anticipation of future updates and that it doesn't turn on unless the user enables it.