I’m not terrified of Google. Maybe I should be, but their actions haven’t set off alarm bells in terms of privacy for me personally.
Their acquisition of Nest is a great move, and the $3bn price tag is justifiable.
Will Nest customer data be shared with Google?
Okay, so if sharing with Google “improves Nest’s products and services,” the customer data is fair game, according to these terms. I don’t think it’s very difficult for Google to justify why accessing Nest data is beneficial.
Nest is silly for even beating around the bush with this. They should just come out and say “Google owns us now, so it’s no longer Nest vs. Google. Nest is Google.”
Regardless of the semantics of Nest’s policies, has there ever been a company in the history of business that wasn’t allowed to view the information of something it owns outright?