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Google Lets Chrome Microphone Bug Go 4+ Months

phmadore (1391487) writes | about 10 months ago

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phmadore (1391487) writes "I had an idea to implement into Chrome this morning (for personal purposes), and figured I'd peek at the source to see if I could even make sense of it (new to coding). So I Googled for it, and on the results page was an article from the BBC, a source I hardly ever read otherwise. It detailed how Israeli developer Tal Ater, who is working on speech recognition software, discovered a(n) (already-discovered and supposedly patched) bug which allows "malicious" sites to listen in to conversations, apparently with or without a user's permission. Now, I'm sure that none of us are surprised the "bug" (LOL NSA) existed in the first place. But for what reason has Google not fully patched this?

Despite Google finding a way to fix the bug in October 2013 the update has yet to be rolled out to Chrome, he said.

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