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Google has been stealth downloading audio listeners onto every computer that runs Chrome

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Yesterday, news broke that Google has been stealth downloading audio listeners onto every computer that runs Chrome, and transmits audio data back to Google. Effectively, this means that Google had taken itself the right to listen to every conversation in every room that runs Chrome somewhere, without any kind of consent from the people eavesdropped on. In official statements, Google shrugged off the practice with what amounts to “we can do that”.

It looked like just another bug report. “When I start Chromium, it downloads something.” Followed by strange status information that notably included the lines “Microphone: Yes” and “Audio Capture Allowed: Yes”.

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Without consent, Google’s code had downloaded a black box of code that – according to itself – had turned on the microphone and was actively listening to your room.

A brief explanation of the Open-source / Free-software philosophy is needed here. When you’re installing a version of GNU/Linux like Debian or Ubuntu onto a fresh computer, thousands of really smart people have analyzed every line of human-readable source code before that operating system was built into computer-executable binary code, to make it common and open knowledge what the machine actually does instead of trusting corporate statements on what it’s supposed to be doing. Therefore, you don’t install black boxes onto a Debian or Ubuntu system; you use software repositories that have gone through this source-code audit-then-build process. Maintainers of operating systems like Debian and Ubuntu use many so-called “upstreams” of source code to build the final product.

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Google = Skynet.

I have nothing more to say. Besides this is not surprising AT ALL.

Oh one more thing F*ck Chrome.

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Whatever happened to the nerds in a garage who said they would do no harm?

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Whatever happened to the nerds in a garage who said they would do no harm?

​Sadly the world does not work this way Cin. The human heart is desperate. Such as mankind is. If they were originally into a noble cause they get corrupted along the way. All that has to be waved is money and or threats. To stay in lien with the SCRIPT. The status Qou or ELSE. You know what.

 

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Whatever happened to the nerds in a garage who said they would do no harm?

​This happened...

How the CIA made Google

INSURGE INTELLIGENCE, a new crowd-funded investigative journalism project, breaks the exclusive story of how the United States intelligence community funded, nurtured and incubated Google as part of a drive to dominate the world through control of information. Seed-funded by the NSA and CIA, Google was merely the first among a plethora of private sector start-ups co-opted by US intelligence to retain ‘information superiority.’

The origins of this ingenious strategy trace back to a secret Pentagon-sponsored group, that for the last two decades has functioned as a bridge between the US government and elites across the business, industry, finance, corporate, and media sectors. The group has allowed some of the most powerful special interests in corporate America to systematically circumvent democratic accountability and the rule of law to influence government policies, as well as public opinion in the US and around the world. The results have been catastrophic: NSA mass surveillance, a permanent state of global war, and a new initiative to transform the US military into Skynet.

THIS IS PART ONE. READ PART TWO HERE.

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​This happened...

How the CIA made Google

INSURGE INTELLIGENCE, a new crowd-funded investigative journalism project, breaks the exclusive story of how the United States intelligence community funded, nurtured and incubated Google as part of a drive to dominate the world through control of information. Seed-funded by the NSA and CIA, Google was merely the first among a plethora of private sector start-ups co-opted by US intelligence to retain ‘information superiority.’

The origins of this ingenious strategy trace back to a secret Pentagon-sponsored group, that for the last two decades has functioned as a bridge between the US government and elites across the business, industry, finance, corporate, and media sectors. The group has allowed some of the most powerful special interests in corporate America to systematically circumvent democratic accountability and the rule of law to influence government policies, as well as public opinion in the US and around the world. The results have been catastrophic: NSA mass surveillance, a permanent state of global war, and a new initiative to transform the US military into Skynet.

THIS IS PART ONE. READ PART TWO HERE.

​Thanks Talon, I tried to like your post but I'm out of likes. :sad:

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Its funny that this subject has been brought up . I have a Vista computer in my shop, it at one time had Google Chrome " Now un installed " Ever so often the mic will attempt to run and now I know way . I have been keeping the webcam/mic unplugged . Now I will dig deeper into the registry .

As much as this country hates spys they are pros at it ! 

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Don't buy computers or TV's that have built-in cameras or microphones that can be switched on or off using remote software through your Wi-Fi.  Add-ons can be easily disabled so that you can keep them off when you're not using them.  If you can (or have a friend that can) hard-wire an on/off switch to your built-in camera or microphone, that would be a wise step to take.  Remove the battery from your cell-phone when you're not actually using it.  Otherwise, just be aware of your surroundings and the range of said cameras and microphones and refrain from doing or saying anything within their range.  Or, you can feed disinformation to the monitors.  All of the new stuff is surveillance capable and the old stuff is being gradually phased out.  Welcome to Police State Amerika a/k/a the "Anglo-American Empire"!

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