Google voice search records and keeps the conversations people have around their phones but files can be deleted.
After reporting that Facebook listening was listening to your smartphone conversations, how can we leave Google behind. In fact, you can listen to everything that you have said around Google for years, as it has the record of the same. Many of the conversations that people have around the search giant products are quietly recorded by the company.
The feature apparently not only allows Google to enhance its language recognition tools, as it lets people search with their voice, but also improve the results that it provides to the people.
Also, it offers a simple way to listen and delete all of the information that it gathers. This is done through a special page that brings together the information that Google has on you.
You need to go to the history page and look at the long list of recordings. The company has specific pages, one for audio and another for activity on the web. This will let you see everywhere Google has a record of you being on the internet.
Introduced in June 2015, the new audio portal has been active for the last year. It means that it is now likely full of various things you have said, which you might have thought was said in private.
The recordings can work as a type of diary, prompting you of the numerous places and situations that you and your phone have been in. On the other hand, it also serves as a reminder of just how much information is gathered about you, and how personal that information can be.
If you have an Android phone, you will see more that can be activated at any time just by saying “OK, Google”. However, you may well also have recordings on there whatever devices you have interacted with Google 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.
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 and 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.