Well, kind of (that’s not my headline). You see Nest is opening up some access to their devices so that other things can tie into the devices (HomeKit envy much?). As part of that Google is getting access to data so that a user can use voice controls to control the Nest devices.
It’s also opt-in, which is good.
So on the one hand you have Nest claiming that Google won’t get their hands on Nest data, and then you have this. Even if we give Nest & Google the benefit of the doubt, this is a case of incredibly stupid timing.
But then as Rolfe Winkler and Alistair Barr reports, Matt Rogers a Nest co-founder had this to add:
“We’re not telling Google anything that it doesn’t already know,” said Rogers.
Well that’s reassuring.