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Making phone calls????

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Making phone calls????
« on: July 06, 2017, 05:28:51 pm »
I did not know that google home was already making phone calls.  thought it was going to be later this year but I ran across the following article...

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/google-home-device-alerts-mexico-authorities-alleged-assault-172705805--abc-news-topstories.html

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Barros allegedly wielded a firearm and threatened to kill his girlfriend, asking her: "Did you call the sheriffs?" A smart speaker, which was hooked up to a surround sound system inside the home, recognized that as a voice command and called 911, Romero said.

Re: Making phone calls????
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2017, 06:01:30 pm »
I just tried my Google home. She's not making phone calls yet.

Re: Making phone calls????
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2017, 03:56:28 pm »
latest reports now say it was not a google home that made the call.  they are not saying who or what did...

Re: Making phone calls????
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2017, 04:14:11 pm »
I just read that it was an echo and that it was connected via a landline... Now how in the world does that work? ???  Ya just can't believe anything you read!

http://nypost.com/2017/07/10/alexa-calls-cops-on-man-allegedly-beating-his-girlfriend/