Jan 21 AT 1:31 PM Dima Aryeh 3 Comments

Nest’s privacy policies will never change without your permission


Google recently purchased the company Nest for $3.2 billion dollars, and the move got several people worried. Google is a famous aggregator of personal information (for use in advanced suggestions and advertising), and while it’s one thing to give it your personal info, it’s quite another from letting it into your home. That’s why many were worried about keeping their Nest products in their homes.

Worry no more, as Nest CEO Tony Fadell has said that there is nothing to worry about. Nest will remain an independently-operated company, and its privacy policies will not change in the near future. If they do, Fadell says that the changes will always be opt-in and transparent, so nothing will ever change without your knowledge. This should put everyone’s mind at ease about the acquisition.

A connected home is the future, and Nest has been making a strong push toward it. With Google’s backing and ¬†better integration with mobile, the Nest thermostats could become incredibly advanced. Privacy may be a big concern, but it looks like Nest has that taken care of. Does this put your mind at ease about Nest? Leave a comment!

Via: Phandroid

Dima Aryeh is obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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  • Elias Schulkin

    The Nest is decent in some aspects, but I would rather have a home automation system that doesn’t invade my privacy like the Webee http://igg.me/at/webee-smart-home-automation/x/5944165 or the EmoSPARK http://igg.me/at/emospark/x/5944165

  • HectorPA

    I’m just reading about hackers now exploiting the connected appliances to spread botnet infections via the refrigerator, thermostats ( like the Nest ), lighting systems, etc. It seems so cool to control your home from halfway around the world with your cell phone until you get back and find that your refrigerator has unlocked your front door, turned off your cameras, and allowed the thieves to unload all your stuff. I don’t think this “Brave New World” is going to be what we envisioned, thanks to the ease of hacking almost everything.

  • donger

    Google is awesome.