As reported by Britain’s The Guardian newspaper, privacy advocates and open source developers are livid after discovering that the installation of Google’s browsing software, Google Chrome, comes with an added capability: it allows remote technicians to listen in on conversations held near computers where the browser is installed.
The capability was first identified by open source developers, who noticed that the Chromium browser that Chrome is based on remotely installed audio surveillance code enabling computers to be tapped. Continue reading
In one of the most chilling segments of this morning’s press conference describing what was found on the cockpit voice recorder, screams were heard from passengers and crew as the realisation of what was about to happen struck them all. Prosecutor Brice Robin’s findings state that when the German Captain left the cockpit – following what appeared to be – the 28-year-old German co-pilot (who was alive to the end) refused to re-open the door and began an “intentional”, “controlled”, and “steady” descent as he “seems to have sought to destroy the plane.” Nothing indicates that this was a terrorist incident. Continue reading