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The Google Home Mini secret-recording fiasco is a major black eye at the worst possible time for Google (GOOG, GOOGL)

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The Google Home Mini secret-recording fiasco is a major black eye at the worst possible time for Google (GOOG, GOOGL)Google's new Home Mini smart speaker, which was announced and released just last week, is getting one of its features permanently disabled after a reviewer discovered the device was quietly recording his conversations without his knowledge or consent.

Google blames this event on a faulty button, and says it is rolling out a...
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