Make sure you listen to Part 1!

Re-join the Crew Corey Moss, Maura Quinn, Tim Van Woeart and Jennifer Gertz and their guests:

Kaleo Lee – Sales Manager – Southwest at BrightSign LLC

Renee Benson – Account Manager – Vertical Sales – Education – NEC Display Solutions 

Gabe Moronta – Technical AV Project Manager at Zoom

Harry Meade – Design Engineer

Michael Shinn – AV Industry Consultant

Upper: Mike, Corey & Renee – Middle: Harry, Jennifer & Gabe – Lower: Tim, Kaleo & Maura (and some awesome Zoom backgrounds)

Here we go – it’s time for…

Each of the people on the podcast discuss the following article:

Ars Technica: Users alarmed by undisclosed microphone in Nest Security System

Google Nest – what could possibly be the problem?

Umm, well – Google’s Nest smart home brand is in hot water this week after news surfaced (via Daring Fireball) that its home security system, Nest Secure, shipped with an undisclosed microphone. Google activated the microphone earlier this month for Google Assistant functionality, but that meant the device sat in users’ homes for up to a year as an unknown potential listening device.

Whoa.

Unknown potential listening device? Problem? Umm, yeah??

And the data? Oh, if Kym were only here…

Everyone weighed in on whether this is actually a problem, or maybe not so much? Listen in as all gave their thoughts, opinions and judgments – and you can get involved too. This podcast isn’t quite interactive yet, but hey go nuts with it.

And speaking of going nuts, toward the end Gabe and Kaleo may have gone over the line with this…

Seriously, we just can’t make this stuff up.

Sit back, plug in, don’t be too alarmed – and join us as we live…

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