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Windows 7: Never mind, Samsung, GOOGLE will EAVESDROP as you browse on Chrome

11 Feb 2015   #1
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 
Never mind, Samsung, GOOGLE will EAVESDROP as you browse on Chrome

Quote:
Voice Search extension project described as 'Ear of Sauron'

Those uneasy about Samsung's "smart" television terms and conditions are going to have a nervous wobble about a project along the same lines underway at Google’s Chocolate Factory.
The realisation that anything spoken near your Smart TV might be recorded and transmitted to a third party is bad enough, but how about the possibility of "always-listening voice search" getting built into Google's Chrome browser?

The "always-listening" feature is available via Google Voice Search Hotword (beta) extension.
We’re indebted to Sean Sullivan, a security advisor at F-Secure, for going through the fine print and finding an interesting snippet explaining that “Chrome will listen for you to say 'OK Google' and then send the sound of the next thing you say plus a few seconds before, to Google.”
Sullivan ponders in a blog post: “That's the thing about voice ‘activated’ devices. They're always listening, [a]lways recording (to a buffer). The question is: how much gets uploaded to the voice recognition service?

“Are you comfortable with a ‘few’ seconds?”

Google Voice Search has been around for months – and we’ve covered it before – but exactly how it works it once again becomes topical in the wake of the Samsung Smart TV privacy flap. We asked Google to comment on how the technology works and will update this story as and when we learn more. ®
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11 Feb 2015   #2
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Simple, don't have a mic attached to your pc.
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13 Feb 2015   #3
groze

W10 32 bit, XUbuntu 18.xx 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Simple, don't have a mic attached to your pc.
That wouldn't work for me, My all-in-computer has it built in mic. I don't have to worry about it to much. Reason, it doesn't really understanding what I am saying. I tried cortana in windows 10 preview didn't work to well. I also tried Google Voice Search in Windows 7 this didn't work to well either.

Google Voice Search is provided in Google Chrome browsers. Google Voice Search mic tends to timeout to quick
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15 Feb 2015   #4
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yup. I mean you can always change settings and all that stuff. Everything does get ridiculous and things are only going to get worse. That is because every business now (regardless of what they say) sees you as the product, and things are not like they used to be.
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15 Feb 2015   #5
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM19.2 MATE, W10 Home 1703, W10 Pro 1703 VM, #All 64 bit
 
 

Google's entire business model is based on spyware.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Yup. I mean you can always change settings and all that stuff. Everything does get ridiculous and things are only going to get worse. That is because every business now (regardless of what they say) sees you as the product, and things are not like they used to be.
It will keep getting worse until the US Government legislates to make it illegal.
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16 Feb 2015   #6
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Google's entire business model is based on spyware.
So is every other company, your point?
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16 Feb 2015   #7
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM19.2 MATE, W10 Home 1703, W10 Pro 1703 VM, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Google's entire business model is based on spyware.
So is every other company, your point?
Pepsi?
Nestle?
Wallmart?

What's the point?

It is an article about Google spying on people (in this case Chrome) ... that is not news.
If you use Google products, it is a given.
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16 Feb 2015   #8
groze

W10 32 bit, XUbuntu 18.xx 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Google's entire business model is based on spyware.
So is every other company, your point?
Pepsi?
Nestle?
Wallmart?

What's the point?

It is an article about Google spying on people (in this case Chrome) ... that is not news.
If you use Google products, it is a given.

Dumb Question time.
Why isn't google chrome browser detected as spyware by virus scanners and even malwarebytes?
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17 Feb 2015   #9
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM19.2 MATE, W10 Home 1703, W10 Pro 1703 VM, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by groze View Post
Dumb Question time.
Why isn't google chrome browser detected as spyware by virus scanners and even malwarebytes?
Why would an anti-virus program complain about any browser connecting to the Internet?

I've never seen any AV complain about:
  • Customer Experience programs
  • Automatic update searches & retrievals
  • Plugin and add-on searches & retrievals
  • VMs connecting to the NIC
Given the way a lot of modern software behaves, I'm surprised that AV programs can detect anything at all.
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17 Feb 2015   #10
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Problems Galore

These problems could possibly have workarounds. Get a load of this one.

Kaspersky Lab uncovers a suite of surveillance platforms that hide in hard drive firmware - TechSpot
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