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Listen to and delete your secretly recorded google voice records.

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posted on Jun, 4 2016 @ 10:41 AM
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Google voice search records and keeps conversations people have around their phones – but the files can be deleted.


Just talking is enough to activate the recordings – but thankfully there's an easy way of hearing and deleting them.

Google could have a record of everything you have said around it for years, and you can listen to it yourself.

The company quietly records many of the conversations that people have around its products.

The feature works as a way of letting people search with their voice, and storing those recordings presumably lets Google improve its language recognition tools as well as the results that it gives to people.

But it also comes with an easy way of listening to and deleting all of the information that it collects. That’s done through a special page that brings together the information that Google has on you.

According to the article (link is above), its constantly recording in an "effort to improve" its service.

Also located in the article are links which apparently not only allow you to listen to all of your recordings but delete them.

I dont have google voice but I do have a login for youtube which was empty.

But if google is recording everything, there must be a way to access it maybe via ip on your pc or phone number on your android device?

If you are able to access your call records (and browsing history), please let us know what you find and if youre able to delete them.

ETA: Apparently all of your browsing history is accessible as well. Link is also in the article.

edit on 4-6-2016 by gladtobehere because: wording



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posted on Jun, 4 2016 @ 10:50 AM
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Even if you were able to find and delete them, wouldn't they still be on NSA databases forever?


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posted on Jun, 4 2016 @ 10:52 AM
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a reply to: gladtobehere

Goddamn!!



It's actually real and I can hardly believe it. Cheeky bastards!!




There's nothing in my ones to care about because they're just conversation snippets. It's like a random noise generated something that sounded like "OK Google" and set off the device.

Gotta say it's no wonder the NSA was hacking the Google servers because the industrial, political and commercial espionage potential must be priceless.



posted on Jun, 4 2016 @ 10:57 AM
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I have none on record here? I also checked the location one and whilst some were correct which is scary there were some places I had never even been in the history..
How do we stop this, turning of location settings?



posted on Jun, 4 2016 @ 11:01 AM
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They've got nothing on me, unfortunately. I would have really liked to know what kind of horrible crap I've said. It's a lot.

All of my settings show "paused" so I guess I don't get recorded.



posted on Jun, 4 2016 @ 11:06 AM
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Is google voice when you have to say "ok google" before asking a question? What about when you occasionally use text to speech??



posted on Jun, 4 2016 @ 11:11 AM
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a reply to: Misterlondon

I was appalled when someone told me about the locations services. It's not as if we've ever been asked and it's all taken for granted - 'taken' being the key word there. However, now it's settled in, I've grown to appreciate the function.

Still, it isn't the future we expected as kids. Lots of tech and yet the ownership of our individuality has been shared out to people and corps who've never been given permission and never asked for it.

The tracking data can be deleted last time I looked. AFAIK it has to be an ongoing thing...delete...delete...delete...

Of course, it'll be gone from your Google account and still be on Google servers somewhere else. Crazy world.



posted on Jun, 4 2016 @ 11:13 AM
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Thanks for reminding me I haven't cleared this out in a while.

Privacy. What a concept.



posted on Jun, 4 2016 @ 11:16 AM
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Privacy. What a concept.


It'll come to be seen as an historical quirk or 20th Century conceit.



posted on Jun, 4 2016 @ 11:16 AM
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originally posted by: AmericanRealist
Is google voice when you have to say "ok google" before asking a question? What about when you occasionally use text to speech??

Whenever you use voice texting on an android phone, those are recorded, too. At least snippets are. I've not found more than a few sentences on mine, because I don't use it frequently. Others have said there were paragraphs of what they said.

They also record your phone usage daily, like how many apps you used, etc.



posted on Jun, 4 2016 @ 11:21 AM
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a reply to: Klassified

I had zero activity in voice or location history. Good. That means my suspicions and precautions were absolutley 100% correct and validated.

The only information there was a very limited amount of searches and youtube activity. You can delete everything at once by clicking on those three dots and hitting advanced then selecting all time. Everything will be gone in a click, just obviously not from the NSA.



posted on Jun, 4 2016 @ 11:24 AM
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originally posted by: Signals
Even if you were able to find and delete them, wouldn't they still be on NSA databases forever?


What are saying to google?

"Google, kill all humans, baby!"

It's the things you say to your phone to do things.

Mine is all noise thankfully..

"Google, load best porn site" was not recorded..

NSA.. god sake.



posted on Jun, 4 2016 @ 11:26 AM
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a reply to: Kandinsky

So you didn't accept the bit where it says your voice data to the google now app will be sent off to be determined what it is you are saying to your phone, and the reply sent back?

When you activate this feature, you send your voice data to their servers to be worked on, not your phone...

But dey is spying on youse, because.. "Google, play justin bieber" is gon get you mads!!11



posted on Jun, 4 2016 @ 11:29 AM
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originally posted by: Klassified

originally posted by: AmericanRealist
Is google voice when you have to say "ok google" before asking a question? What about when you occasionally use text to speech??


They also record your phone usage daily, like how many apps you used, etc.


The new W10 does all that too. Plus there's MS Office doing the same as Google in the sense of constantly piping what you write back to its servers. Not saying it's the end of the world or they're 'spying,' only that everyone is recording and logging everything these days. It's the new normal and some of us are having growing pains accepting it.

Last week I was about to install the Buzzfeed app and baulked at it requiring my camera. Reading funny news links doesn't need a camera or flashlight. I could live with it 'needing' address book and access to the internet - camera was the step too far. To be clear, I'm not one of those jumpy guys either. When an app needs access to camera, I'm cool with that.



posted on Jun, 4 2016 @ 11:30 AM
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originally posted by: Misterlondon
I have none on record here? I also checked the location one and whilst some were correct which is scary there were some places I had never even been in the history..
How do we stop this, turning of location settings?


Umm, dont use the app? that'd be a start.

You have to want this to work, for it to work. The fact they have a page for you to delete it, shows it's not nefarious.

How do I stop people reading my posts on ATS. They keep reading them. I mean, it's like wrong and stuff.

ugh.. sometimes my head aches.



posted on Jun, 4 2016 @ 11:32 AM
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a reply to: Kandinsky

Is there a way to see this on my iPhone or is this Android only?



posted on Jun, 4 2016 @ 11:33 AM
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originally posted by: Excallibacca
They've got nothing on me, unfortunately. I would have really liked to know what kind of horrible crap I've said. It's a lot.

All of my settings show "paused" so I guess I don't get recorded.


Why are you saying horrible crap to google? You either activate it, or you dont.

Why activate it and then say horrible crap?

And then sook about them hearing your horrible crap?

See, this is how it works. We all have different phones. Google recieves what you say, and you are supposed to be aware of it when you tick the OK box for this, and it then deciphers what you said, and send it back to the phone, so your phone understands the command. So you have a crap phone, hey it works. Either way, it's a thing, and you are uspposed to be aware of it, when you first set it up.

Naww, it's the NSA spying on you, with a google page there for you to see it all and go "Ohnoes, my nude pics has been seen by a googl!!"

this is just silly.

not that google is doing this, but how little people know how their hardware works...



posted on Jun, 4 2016 @ 11:36 AM
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originally posted by: Quantum12
a reply to: Kandinsky

Is there a way to see this on my iPhone or is this Android only?


I think it only applies to android devices. Then again, if you were signed into a google account on an iPhone it might record the location data. I'm not sure, sorry.



posted on Jun, 4 2016 @ 11:39 AM
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a reply to: gladtobehere

It seems they also keep a record of your search history, you tube videos and maps data like locations and dates. I didn't have much as I don't use voice activated searches but there was some stuff there going back to 2013. The maps data was interesting; taverns i visit, a vacation location and even where I live. Delete, delete delete...



posted on Jun, 4 2016 @ 11:40 AM
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a reply to: Kandinsky

I found it, thank you. Google location services are set to off.




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