Following recent reports that Google's new Home Mini smart speaker was secretly recording sounds 24/7, the internet search giant has confirmed it will be removing the feature responsible for the snooping. Google confirmed in a statement that it is permanently removing the top touch functionality of the Home Mini. "We've decided to permanently remove all top touch functionality on Google Home Mini. It also released a software update to disable the top touch button completely, but Google has now decided to remove the touch functionality altogether. Google says you can continue to use the same functions using your voice by saying "Ok Google" or "Hey Google".
Source: India Today October 12, 2017 07:52 UTC