Google makes a privacy pledge – or does it?

I was impressed at how unequivocal Rishi Chandra – head of product at Google Nest – was when I asked him about how its latest Nest products would make use of user data.

Here’s the clip:

The quote if you’d rather not watch:

“We make another commitment: all your audio recordings, all your video footage, as well as your Nest sensor data, will never be used for ads or ads personalisation.

Ok, great. But then, in the Financial Times

And companies like Google wonder why people obsess over the privacy question?