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Report: Google Home Speakers Allowed Hackers to Spy on Users

According to a recent report, a bug in Google Home smart speakers allowed for the installation of a backdoor account that could be used to control the device and access its microphone feed. In short, hackers could take over Google’s devices to spy on users by listening in on their conversations.

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Google Tries to Crush Smart Speaker Rival Sonos with Lawsuits

Google is taking legal action against smart speaker company Sonos with two lawsuits alleging that the company is infringing on a number of its patents. The two companies have been locked in an ongoing legal war for years, with Sonos previously winning a case against the Masters of the Universe. The smaller company claims the lawsuits are designed to “retaliate against Sonos for speaking out against Google’s monopolistic practices.”

Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during a conference in Brussels on January 20, 2020. (Phot

Lawsuit: Google Stole Smart Speaker Tech from Sonos

Speaker manufacturer Sonos has reportedly sued tech giant Google over the alleged theft of smart speaker technology. According to Sonos CEO Patrick Spence, “Despite our repeated and extensive efforts over the last few years, Google has not shown any willingness to work with us on a mutually beneficial solution. We’re left with no choice but to litigate.”

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