Kara Swisher and Liz Gaines interviewing Tony Fadell for Re/Code:
Q: What about the privacy issues related to Google? Fadell: There’s perception and there’s reality and the reality of the situation is that the Nest data will stay with Nest. Our SLA will not change, our Terms of Service will not change. Nest data will be used to improve Nest data, that’s all.
I’m sorry, but if Nest is Google, then Google is Nest. Meaning that statement means Google gets the Nest user data. Even if the agreement is that right now Google can’t take that data — how long before Google changes its mind (as it is prone to doing)? A year? Tops?