Home assistants like Amazon Echo devices or Google Home devices are the hot market segment right now with everyone rolling out new variants of their devices and constantly adding new features. At their October 4th event, Google launched two new Google Home devices, the Google Home Mini and the Google Home Max, to join the original Google Home. For some people though, these devices appear to be nothing other than a way to spy on consumer’s every move when they think they are in the privacy of their own home despite claims that they only “listen” when activated via a trigger word. Those suspicious of their devices seemed to have their claims confirmed after it was revealed some Google Home Mini devices were listening 24/7. Google responded to the issue by naming it a hardware issue and they have rolled out a fix for the affected units.