Google announced a week ago that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Nest Labs, the company behind the Nest Thermostat and Nest Protect smart thermostat and smoke detector devices.
Naturally, many Nest device users and otherwise curious parties wondered what the deal would mean for their data, and if and how Google would access/use it.
When the acquisition was first announced, Nest included an FAQ section in a blog post. One of the questions was: Will Nest customer data be shared with Google?
This answer, however, was met with skepticism from some, including those who think Google will just create its own products with the Nest team rather than continue with the Nest line itself. Officially, for now, the Nest products will continue though.
“At this point, there are no changes. The data that we collect is all about our products and improving them.”
The acquisition is still pending regulatory approval.
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