Privacy concerns have arisen after the Guardian pointed out that Google has been recording its customers in an inconspicuous manner.

It is not a secret to everyone that Google keeps a record of everything you search and scans your email to “analyze your content.” However, not many are aware that Google has also been recording voices via its virtual assistant Google Assistant.


Similar to Apple’s Siri or Microsoft’s Cortana, it allows user to perform web searches, schedule tasks and events or even post social media using voice commands.

Normally, it is prompted by saying “OK Google” on your mobile device. Apparently, Google has been saving everything the user has spoken to also obtain a record of search history and improve voice recognition.

Fortunately, for those fearful about their security, Google allows users to listen to those voice recordings and clear search histories.

Users can go to Google’s History site and go to the Voice and Audio activity tab. Here you can listen what Google has recorded and even delete the files. You can also prevent Google from saving searches or recordings again.

Some users are suspicious that Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana have similar security issues, but unlike Google, there is no way to delete the recordings.