Whistleblower: Google Chrome Can Listen To Your Conversations (Video)

Warning, the below video may blow your mind.  

My Sony made cell phone comes with Chrome's voice activation software already installed, and I do use it at times, but not after watching this video (Below).  I hate to say it, but for now, I am trapped inside their technology like a mouse in a maze. Those that listen in on our conversations, or read our emails, or spy on us from a thousand different choices are breaking the law (the 4th amendment) while I am simply practicing my 1st amendment right. I have no plans to stop speaking out about those, entrenched in our government, who are infringing on my right, and your right, to not be illegally searched. They are thieves, crooks, spies, traitors to the nation, wittingly or unwittingly.   
Speaking of a loss of the 4th amendment, I have also seen two spy drones close to my home in the last 4 months or so, the latest was just about a week ago. (I won't count the strange UFO that several of us saw about 10:00 pm right around Christmas time for about 7 minutes before it suddenly disappeared below the tree line as it turned from a blueish green color to red and dropped at a great speed straight down)  
Drone technology can see what number I am dialing on my phone from 17,000 feet if they so desire. 
Family members have been pulled over in my small town by police for the smallest of infractions and intimidated into allowing a bodily search.  
A few days ago I had to get a technician to look at my computer because, despite never being without active antivirus, I had somehow picked up a virus.  But not just one.  Apparently they can come in harmless, and overtime pick up more information until they grow inside of your computer and become vicious.
Big Brother (like Big Business) is now an invasive reality that unless we are able to go completely off the grid, is something that we will have to deal with in ever increasing ways, despite what the Constitution of the U.S. is supposed to protect us from. -W.E.


A whistleblower who privately informed Google four months ago that their Chrome browser had the ability to record conversations without the user’s knowledge has gone public after the tech giant failed to fix the issue.

In the video above, the programmer explains how Google Chrome’s speech recognition function remains operational even after the user has left the website on which they gave permission for the browser to record their voice.

“When you click the button to start or stop the speech recognition on the site, what you won’t notice is that the site may have also opened another hidden pop under window. This window can wait until the main site is closed, and then start listening in without asking for permission. This can be done in a window that you never saw, never interacted with, and probably didn’t even know was there,” writes the whistleblower.

The video shows a pop-under browser window recording and typing the programmer’s words as she speaks. The window can be disguised as an advertising banner so the user has no indication that Chrome is listening to their voice, whether that be on the phone, talking to someone on Skype, or merely having a conversation with someone near the computer.

The exploit is a “serious security breach” that has compromised the privacy of millions of Google Chrome users, according to the programmer, who warns, “as long as Chrome is still running, nothing said next to your computer is private.”

The exploit turns Google Chrome into an “espionage tool,” adds the programmer, noting that the recording function can be activated by the use of sensitive keywords and be passed on “to your friends at the NSA.”

The programmer reported the exploit to Google on September 19 last year and was met with assurances that it would be quickly fixed. However, despite apparently fixing the bug within two weeks, the update was never released to Chrome users, with Google telling the programmer, “Nothing is decided yet.”

As far back as 2006, we warned that computers would use in-built microphones to spy on users. We also revealed how digital cable boxes had embedded microphones that had the capability of recording conversations since the late 1990′s.

As we have previously highlighted, terms of agreement for both Android and iPhone apps now require users to agree to allow their microphone to be activated at any time without confirmation before they can download the app.

Facebook’s term’s of agreement also allow the social network giant to record your phone calls, read your phone’s call log and “read data about contacts stored on your phone, including the frequency with which you’ve called, emailed or communicated in other ways with specific individuals.”

We are now fully ensconced in a world that even George Orwell would have laughed off as inconceivable. Embedded microphones in everything from Xbox Kinect consoles to high-tech street lights that can record private conversations in real time represent the final nail in the coffin of privacy.

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