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“We’re not telling Google anything that it doesn’t already know" -- Nest Labs co-founder Matt Rogers

Google will soon have access to user data stored on thermostats built by Nest Labs. This move was inevitable following Google’s acquisition of Nest Labs back in January for $3.2 billion.
 
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Nest Labs co-founder Matt Rogers made it clear that Google will be able to connect its apps with the Nest Learning Thermostat. For example, customers can rely on Google Now’s location-tracking capabilities to automatically adjust their thermostat when returning home after a long day at work (the Honeywell Lyric thermostat offers similar functionality).
 
Users will also be able to speak voice commands into their Android-powered devices to control the temperature of their Nest Learning Thermostats.


Nest founders Matt Rogers (L) and Tony Fadell (R) with Google CEO Larry Page (C)
 
Rogers indicated that the bulk of the data that will be shared with Google pertains to whether a customer is at home or not. Easily identifiable information such as a customer’s name, address, or email address will not be shared.
 
As Rogers bluntly puts it, “We’re not telling Google anything that it doesn’t already know.”
 
Nest Labs CEO Tony Fadell first tried to ease customers’ privacy concerns back in January, stating, “The data that we collect is all about our products and improving them. If there were ever any changes whatsoever, we would be sure to be transparent about it, number one, and number two for you to opt-in to it.”

Source: The Wall Street Journal



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RE: Dropcam? No Thanks!
By Reclaimer77 on 6/24/2014 3:42:04 PM , Rating: -1
It's funny watching you demonstrate your butthurt every time you latch onto my posts.

So I guess when simple logic defeated your argument, all you had left was the ad homenum attack. How original and refreshing coming from you...

Google doesn't need my support or defense. I'm simply tired of the FUD every time NEST is discussed. The horse is beaten and buried at this point.

I think it's a pretty cool device that has lots of potential, but apparently that's a sin and you're a "fanboi" if you don't freak out over privacy. On a device you don't have to purchase.

Your hate or strange man-crush, whatever, has blinded you to the sheer illogical nonsense most of the posts here are based on. It's funny in a sad way.


RE: Dropcam? No Thanks!
By Spuke on 6/24/14, Rating: 0
RE: Dropcam? No Thanks!
By Reclaimer77 on 6/25/2014 9:36:16 AM , Rating: 2
Spuke taking bullets for the old 'Claimer, much respect :)

We'll catch 'em in the crossfire bud lol.


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