Wednesday, June 24, 2015
"Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission"
That being said, it appears that those applications can go way beyond that...
The U.K Guardian's Samuel Gibbs fills us in on what he's learned:
"'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,' said Rick Falkvinge, the Pirate party founder, in a blog post. 'Which means that your computer had been stealth configured to send what was being said in your room to somebody else, to a private company in another country, without your consent or knowledge, an audio transmission triggered by … an unknown and unverifiable set of conditions.'"