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Go to sleep, Alexa; and it's not OK, Google

That clever little voice-controlled device that's helping you do this and that? It's recording everything it hears, it can be hacked and the voice recordings could be used to impersonate you and wreak havoc with your life.

Isabelle Olsson, Google's head of industrial design for home, presenting the Google Home Mini during a launch event in San Francisco on Oct 4. A pre-market version of the device was found to have alarming glitches when tried out by a tech blogger.

THE rapidly growing market for voice-controlled speakers probably needed something like the Google Home Mini disaster to happen. Now even those customers who were oblivious to the risks of placing such a device in their homes will want to consider the security implications and manufacturers won'...

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