Google Assistant and your Michigan Tech email account

Michigan Tech IT has received several requests regarding Google Pixel phones and Google Home devices and Google Assistant not working with user mtu.edu accounts.  At this time, if you’re thinking of getting a Google Phone such as the Pixel or a Google Home device, understand Google Assistant will not work with your mtu.edu account.
 
We’ve contacted Google and while that option is available for all Pixel devices (using any regular Google accounts), it is not  available for EDU users. This is caused by the fact that tracking ‘Web and App activity’ is disabled for Education accounts as per the Student Privacy Pledge Google has signed.
 
 
The Official announcement for signing the pledge and student data privacy measures taken by Google are mentioned at the link http://googleforeducation.blogspot.bg/2015/12/the-facts-about-student-data-privacy-in.html