Google secretly installs audio snooping program on Chrome browsers to listen to your private conversations

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