Google has developed a special warning for users not to buy cheap set-top boxes running Android.

This is stated on the pages of the newspaper The Sun.

The company’s specialists claim that set-top boxes of the budget segment are advertised by manufacturers as devices running on Android TV OS. Instead, they have a regular version of Android, which does not comply with special security mechanisms.

Thus, downloading applications to set-top boxes, the user has no protection against possible malicious data that is “wired” into these applications. For comparison: set-top boxes from trusted manufacturers are equipped with Google Play Protect protection, which blocks malware.

User safety and privacy are top priorities in the Android TV ecosystem. That’s why we’re working with our partners to make sure Android TV boxes comply with strict security and privacy policies.

From Google’s statement.

Recall, the founder of Microsoft Bill Gates predicts that soon the best of the companies in the field of AI will create a personal digital agent, which will replace other services. He believes that a potential AI assistant will understand people’s needs and habits. He will also help them get the necessary information.