Google to kill touch control on new $49 Home Mini

Daily Mail 

Android Police founder Artem Russakovskii first uncovered the bug, which relates to the long-press gesture function built into the Home Mini. The Home Mini (pictured) is meant to bring the convenience of the firm's smart assistant to any room at an affordable price, but it may have been doing more than just that Writing in Android Police, he said: 'Without fail, every time a new listening device comes to market, some tinfoil hat-wearer points out how perfect they would be as modern-day Trojan horses for any of the three-letter acronym organizations - NSA, CIA, FBI - you name it. Android Police founder Artem Russakovskii first uncovered the bug, which relates to the long-press gesture function built into the Home Mini. A flaw led to what Google called'phantom touches', with the device constantly monitoring and recording voice activity (pictured) Google was quick to address the problem and has since issued a software update disabling the device's touch button, until a more permanent solution can be found.