Google Is Recording what you’re saying
Just talking is enough to activate the recordings – but thankfully there’s an easy way of hearing and deleting them
After the reports of Facebook was listening to your smartphone conversations, Google is also doing just the same, In fact, you can listen to your recordings that have been recorded around Google for years. All of the conversations that people have around the Google search giant products are recorded by the company.
This was the silent feature of Google products that allowed Google to enhance its language recognition tools, as people search with their voice, but this feature also improves the result that it provides to the people around the world.
How to review and delete recordings
There is a simple way to listen and delete all of the recordings gathered by the company. This could be done via a special page that brings together all the information that Google have collected on you.
You will need to go to the history page and look at the long list of recordings. Google has specific pages, one for audio and another for you movement and activities on the web. This will let you all of you internet record that Google have kept.
Launched in June 2015, the new audio portal has been active since last year. It means that it is now likely full of many things you have said, which you might have thought was in private. The recordings serves as a reminder of just how much information is gathered about you, and how personal that information can be. If you happen to own an Android phone, you know how easily it can be activated just by saying “OK, Google”. However, you may also have recordings of you from whatever device of Google you are using.
You can listen through all of the recordings on the page. Also, you can see on the page is all the information about how the sound was recorded, whether it was through the Google app or elsewhere as well as any transcription of what was said if Google has turned it into text successfully.
Deleting the recordings
However, should you so wish to delete everything from there. Then this should be possibly the most useful and least cringe inducing reason to visit the page. It can be done either by selecting specific recordings or deleting everything in one go. You can click the check box on the left to delete particular files. Then move back to the top of the page and choose “delete”. You can press the “More” button to get rid of everything, choose “Delete options” and then “Advanced” and click through. The simplest way to stop Google from snooping on your voice is to turn off the virtual assistant and never to use voice search. However, the solution also gets at the vital problem of much privacy and data use today. By doing so, it cuts off one of the most valuable things about having an Android phone or using Google search.