Try BlazeTV for Free
Pat Gray Unleashed

Google Nest Secure home security system's hidden microphone was never disclosed to consumers

Privacy violation

Thursday, on "Pat Gray Unleashed," Pat Gray and Keith Malinak discussed the Google Nest Secure home security system and the recent discovery that the system has a built-in microphone.

In this clip, Pat highlighted the problem as being less about the microphone itself and more about the fact that the company failed to inform consumers of the potential for Google to have listening capabilities.

Click here to watch the full episode.

According to Reuters, Google failed to mention the microphone in the product specs section of the owners manual, and the mic would still be unknown if not for the latest update released by Google that requires using the built-in microphone.

What did Google have to say?

"The on-device microphone was never intended to be a secret and should have been listed in the tech specs. That was an error on our part. The microphone has never been on and is only activated when users specifically enable the option," Google said.

Click here to watch the full episode.

Not so coincidentally, the microphone will work with a new feature that requires the user to activate the microphone under the settings section in the Nest Secure wall unit.

The takeaway

Pat asserted that this kind of privacy violation isn't uncommon among people who believe that if they are not doing anything wrong, then they have no reason to worry about the government or companies eavesdropping.

The problem is when the ruling class gets to decide right and wrong and uses companies like Google as the vehicle on the highway to tyranny.

Missed the show? No problem. Click here to download the podcast.

Want more from Pat Gray?

To enjoy more of Pat's biting analysis and signature wit as he restores common sense to a senseless world, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

Correction: The original version of this article incorrectly identified the the microphone as being part of the Google Nest system's thermostat apparatus, when in fact it is part of the Nest Secure home security system. We regret the error.

More clips
Watch live and on demand on any device, anywhere, anytime.
Louder with Crowder

Bill Maher tries to mock Dennis Prager's censure of 'giant left-wing lies' — ends up proving his point

On Wednesday's episode of "Louder With Crowder," Steven Crowder responded to HBO host Bill Maher, who mocked conservative commentator Dennis Prager's legitimate concerns about left-wing lies and the damage they inflict on American culture.

During a segment on "Real Time with Bill Maher" Friday night, Prager pushed back against what he called "giant left-wing lies" that are fueling the cultural divide in our country.

"To say America is anti-Semitic is a lie. To say it is racist is a lie. These are giant left-wing lies. To say that men can menstruate is a lie," Prager said.

At this point, Maher and the show's other guests scoffed and acted as though they'd never heard the absurd progressive narrative that "yes, men can have periods," which is difficult to believe given his frequent commentary on LGBTQ issues.

"There's been no bigger lie perpetrated on the American public than the idea that men and women are completely and fundamentally interchangeable," Crowder said in this clip.

He gives a lengthy rundown of transgender period propaganda pushed by many on the left, including politicians, athletes, social-media "influencers," celebrities and even Planned Parenthood.

Watch the video below for the full story:

REBUTTAL: Bill Maher's Transgender Period Lies! | Louder with Crowder

Use code LWC to save $10 on one year of BlazeTV.

Want more from Steven Crowder?

To enjoy more of Steven's uncensored late-night comedy that's actually funny, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

Watch live and on demand on any device, anywhere, anytime.