Turning all the old sayings about security on their head.
According to ABC News, officers were called to a home outside Albuquerque, New Mexico this week when a Google Home called 911 and the operator heard a confrontation in the background. Police say that Eduardo Barros was house-sitting at the residence with his girlfriend and their daughter. Barros allegedly pulled a gun on his girlfriend when they got into an argument and asked her: “Did you call the sheriffs?” Google Home apparently heard “call the sheriffs,” and proceeded to call the sheriffs.
A SWAT team arrived at the home and after negotiating for hours, they were able to take Barros into custody. Police tell ABC News that the man’s girlfriend was injured but did not need to visit a hospital. The couple’s daughter was safe and unharmed.
Remember how we used to worry about our homes being bugged and people hearing everything we said in the privacy of our own homes? Yeah, now we buy those microphones for $129 and install them ourselves.
It also reminds me of something once said about the Internet:
1998: Don’t get in strangers’ cars. Don’t meet people from the Internet.
2016: Summon strangers from the internet to get in their car.