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Chrome bug allows websites to continue listening to conversations after you close the tab

By Himanshu Arora ยท 5 replies
Jan 22, 2014
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  1. Do you use speech recognition in Google Chrome? If yes, here's something to worry about. Developer Tal Ater has discovered a bug in Google's popular browser that malicious websites, enabled for voice-recognition, could exploit to listen in on the conversation...

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  2. It's not a bug, it's a feature...NSA paid them to implement it. :)
     
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  3. Fear Fear Fear, everyone, hurry, the sky is falling!
     
  4. External webcam, external headset

    END OF STORY
     
  5. An Uninstall would fix it too. :)
     
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  6. It's not clear whether the name is Tal Ater or Tal Alter, but anyway -- yes! an uninstall would fix it

    there are other open-source browsers, unaffiliated with google, like Firefox and Seamonkey, that we can happily use. we should spread the word, be like missionaries, to shift a little bit the weight in the browser world, don't you think so?
     

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