Leo Kelion reported for BBC News that Google chief: I’d disclose smart speakers before guests enter my home.

After being challenged as to whether homeowners should tell guests smart devices – such as a Google Nest speaker or Amazon Echo display – are in use before they enter the building, he concludes that the answer is indeed yes.


“Does the owner of a home need to disclose to a guest? I would and do when someone enters into my home, and it’s probably something that the products themselves should try to indicate.”

Surprised? Even if the manufacturer isn’t malicious, there is always the risk of the device being hacked.