Google Bard’s Voyeurism Expands To All Your Google Apps

Source: The Register Google Bard’s Voyeurism Expands To All Your Google Apps

Yes, Your Gmail Too

Google Bard’s reach has extended to include all your Google apps, from your Gmail and Drive to their hotel booking service.  The good news is you can now use Bard as a personal search engine, to try to find an old document you need which the abysmal current search won’t.  If you have a huge amount of documents, this could be a huge time saver for those that do not use the desktop versions of the Google app suite.

The bad news is you were automatically opted in to this feature, so if you are not a fan you will need to log into your Google apps to find the Google Bard Extensions and opt out.  Google has sworn that they will not provide any of the data that Bard scrapes to advertisers or other third parties; which would be reassuring if the “Don’t” hadn’t fallen off their mission statement at some point in the last 25 years.

One other interesting option is that you can share a Google Bard conversation with friends, letting it scrape their calendars to figure out the best time for everyone to meet up.

On Tuesday, the tech titan launched Bard Extensions, which allows the AI chatbot to access and query various Google apps and services, including Maps, YouTube, and its flight'n'hotels listings, as well as Gmail and Drive.

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1 Comment

  1. willmore

    Thanks for the warning. Turned off!


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