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Google's Upgraded Digital Assistant Brings Privacy Trade-Offs

  • Company expands its Knowledge Graph into more personal data
  • I/O event ramps up tension between convenience, data sharing
Google’s Nest Hub Max 

Google’s Nest Hub Max 

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Google unveiled a slew of new privacy features at its annual developer conference on Tuesday, but the internet giant also gave users new reasons to give the company even more of their personal information.

The company has always offered a trade-off between convenience and privacy, but the latest Google Assistant technology unveiled at the I/O event in Mountain View, California, increases this tension.