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Monday, June 22, 2015 7:27
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“Don’t Be Evil” – Google

On June 17th, Google did not announce (the news broke) that the DARPA affiliated corporation has been silently downloading audio listeners onto every computer that has Chrome.

This effectively means that Google sees your privacy as piddly-squat, which does not necessarily come off as a surprise, when one considers Google’s censorship of We Are Change – this very organization as nothing. The website Private Internet Access‘s Rick Falkvinge reported how he came to understand this new policy:

“It looked like just another bug report. “When I start Chromium, it downloads something.” Followed by strange status information that notably included the lines “Microphone: Yes” and “Audio Capture Allowed: Yes”.


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.”

Without going into detail, Falkvinge describes the nature of open-sourced/free-software and how it relies on transparency and the innovation of many software programmers before being finished as a final product. The transparency allows the user to know that the open-sourced software truly does what it claims to do. Chromium, the open-source version of Google Chrome is supposed to operate the same way. Only Google abused the nature of open-sourced transparency, and by-passed the process that would have prevented this from happening.

Google rationalized that enabling the ability to be eavesdropped via your personal computer was well worth it, because now “Ok, Google” works! Now when you say certain words, Chrome begins searching preliminaries – is it truly worth losing the stability of your privacy though? Obviously, it is Google’s servers that respond to what is being said along with your computer. So a computer black-box was installed, hooked onto a private corporation’s server and now has the ability to eavesdrop on you and Google had no intention to let anyone know about it!

Eventually Google did respond to the accusation, in which Falkvinge “paraphrased”:

“1) Yes, we’re downloading and installing a wiretapping black-box to your computer. But we’re not actually activating it. We did take advantage of our position as trusted upstream to stealth-insert code into open-source software that installed this black box onto millions of computers, but we would never abuse the same trust in the same way to insert code that activates the eavesdropping-blackbox we already downloaded and installed onto your computer without your consent or knowledge. You can look at the code as it looks right now to see that the code doesn’t do this right now.

2) Yes, Chromium is bypassing the entire source code auditing process by downloading a pre-built black box onto people’s computers. But that’s not something we care about, really. We’re concerned with building Google Chrome, the product from Google. As part of that, we provide the source code for others to package if they like. Anybody who uses our code for their own purpose takes responsibility for it. When this happens in a Debian installation, it is not Google Chrome’s behavior, this is Debian Chromium’s behavior. It’s Debian’s responsibility entirely.

3) Yes, we deliberately hid this listening module from the users, but that’s because we consider this behavior to be part of the basic Google Chrome experience. We don’t want to show all modules that we install ourselves.”

The writer describes that “software switches” are no longer enough to protect against this type of eavesdropping, software switches are programs that turn off your webcam/mic etc,. Really, the author feels a physical switch that cuts electrical connection to the device is required to prevent this. It is an odd thing to observe for me, because many people were furious when news of the NSA’s technological trawler of private information became common knowledge. When Google silently attempts to install even more passage ways for your intimate information to be siphoned, not much is said about it.

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  • anonymous

    :twisted: ANYONE STUPID enough to still use Google Search or anything “Google”, DESERVES IT! They are all NSA and US Gov supporters who need to rot in hell for using them, and are not Patriot Americans who respect the US Flag. Everyone needs to have add-ons to Block Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc from following your internet usage.

    • Sean

      Its ALL Built Into Everyone’s Computer From The Start along with You’re TV Sets and Cellphones, etc.

      The Pharisee Jews Control the World!

      Abraham + Hagar, Egyptian Women = “Ishmael” = Pharisee Jews

      Sarah + Holy Spirit = Isaac = US…Sarah was around 90 years old at the time of the Birth of Isaac.

      Take Just about 10 Minutes and read a few chapters from this Bible and you will begin to understand…The Truth!

      It will also answer the Question between Rh Negative and Rh Positive Blood Types..Rh Negatives can also have Righteous Souls..but Not the Ones In Control of This Planet at This Time of the World!

      If you read from chapter 1 in Genesis, you will find that God created Human Beings on Earth, before the Creation of Adam and Eve in Chapter 2 and would Imagine all were Hermaphrodites including Adam/Eve…until the Separation of Eve from Adam

      Genesis, Translated from the Ancient Aramaic Scriptures by 1 guy into in The Library of Congress, the entire Bible, Victor has spent 20 Years Translating by Himself from the Ancient Aramaic Scriptures and He is Still Translating the Rest of It, some 20 years later.

      As I was Guided by the Holy Spirit to find this Bible and Read it..Those of you reading my Comment were also Guided by the Holy Spirit, it is now up to You…many are Called, few are Chosen

      Aramaic Bible

      • charlie2dogs

        religion is horseshit, so when you go there you lose all credibility

    • Stickler

      Anon, you are so right!
      And, it will be so easy to gather evidence before they round up all the Fundies.
      The motivation will be to collect their fire arms.
      Of course. :mad: :mad: :mad:

    • Wity

      Peeps Dont Pannic…..

      Sure Google and friends are spying on you So are the Chinese, Russians and thousands of intel
      military around the world…..




  • anonymous

    :!: Also, See the 6 6 6 in their logo? The center circle is the circle of the 6′s and the 3 colors are their stems… :wink:


      I just noticed the 666.. .Lord help us. The Antichrist spirit is awakening and its in everything; Jesus come quickly.

      • FusedNail

        Are you expecting Jesus to fix all the world’s problems in one lifetime? That would require magic thus making him a wizard.
        Don’t expect Jesus to return in your lifetime. I’m sure countless others over the past 2000 years thought the same. Instead, get off your ass and fix your own damn problems. People who sit around waiting for something big to happen are actually part of the problem!

    • The Clucker

      Not only could it be looked at as a 666 but it could also be interpreted as an all seeing eye.

      • Beaver Hunter

        Well, maybe they can change the color of the “EYE” from Blue to Brown?

  • Boxed in Freight

    :idea: :idea: :idea: Folks, you need a Wayback Machine in your computer to stop this kind of attack from software makers and criminals.

    What is a Wayback Machine? It’s a software program that keeps your computer the same tomorrow as it is today. Basically, every time you turn your computer on, it’s the same as it was the day you installed it, so any changes or updates that were secretly made to any software on your system is deleted the next time you turn your computer off and then back on.

    :idea: :idea: :idea: Where do you get a Wayback Machine?

    Toolwiz Time Freeze 2015 is an excellent choice. It’s completely free, it allows you to add folders of the programs that you want to have changes made, such as your word processor, and it also can be password protected so it cannot be turned off by anyone else using your computer, such as your children, but it stops rogue program installs and other changes to your computer you do not want or have no control over such as a malware attack while surfing the Web or opening attachments in your email.

    I have no affiliation with this program.

    • chefjim

      Thank you boxed in..There is still goodness in the world and it WILL defeat the evil that is running rampant right now on everything from our computers to our smartphones to amazing hidden technology that they will unveil soon to blow everyone’s minds.

      We are living in the last minutes of the last hours of this current age and we have front row seats to seeing the unfolding of the times spoken about in Daniel and Revelation and other books of the bible. We don’t have much time to make a decision…for or against Jesus Christ who created all things and holds all things together.

      If you don’t know and have the attitude that you will “go with the flow” and “find out when you get there”, it will be too late. Everyone within earshot of this message is either saved or lost. Nothing can save you except Jesus Christ who is God in the Flesh.

      You must believe in Him for the forgiveness of your sins or else you will perish forever in a horrible place that God created for the devil and his angels. He didn’t intend for man to go there but if you reject His One and Only Sacrifice for the sins which every man has, He will have no choice but to send you there, in other words, there will be no other place for you to go.

      He will lock up everything that isn’t perfect into that place and close the door forever and if you aren’t covered by the blood of Christ, you will be locked in there with every other soul who rejected Christ and you will suffer the agony of a torturous death forever and ever.

      We think of death as “the end” but that is simply not the case. It is the leaving behind of our physical bodies (which are actually less “real” than our Heavenly bodies) into new bodies that never die, that is, never change into anything else ever again. They are our permanent homes. You will be in that home forever and ever and it is your choice whether you will be in glorious, unspeakable beauty and peace or in permanent agony of burning and being eaten by worms in eternal death in the most foul and unthinkable place you could never imagine.

      You say, “well, I have never REJECTED Christ”. If you haven’t confessed your sins to Him by believing on Him you have rejected Him and you will spend eternity separated from Him.

      This is bad news for Satan and his angels (and those who outright reject Him) but it is good news for mankind. We don’t have to die for our sins! Jesus Christ already did that for us and all we have to do is believe that He is real and that He shed His perfect blood on the cross of Calvary and came back from death and rose into Heaven to be seated at the Right Hand of the father.

      If you truly believe this (and that is not an easy thing to do if you listen to the world explain who God is!) you will be convicted by the Holy Spirit and you will confess your sins and repent of them.

      “For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.” 2 Corinthians 7:10

      Some out there in this evil age say that repentance is not necessary for salvation, only to believe. I say, if you TRULY believe, You WILL REPENT!!!!

      Do this now. Get on your knees and confess your sins to Jesus Christ and accept the offer of free salvation from the sins that you and I were born with. Forget about “all of the other religions” of the world. RELIGION is man made. Every single religion is man’s effort to achieve God but Christianity is the ONLY Religion whereby God makes the effort to save mankind! It’s the only REAL system that God has given us! “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:12

      You will be held accountable for your own understanding of these things and the only place to learn them is in His written word, the Holy (King James) Bible. Don’t bother with other versions of the original bible because they are corrupt versions taken from the Alexandrian texts which have been perverted and have critical things missing. Do a study on this if you don’t believe me but you don’t have much time so I suggest just trusting me when I tell you (I have studied these things) The King James Bible is God’s written word to the English speaking people of this age!

      Get one and read and study it as much as you can. Understand who Jesus Christ is because it is the most important thing you will ever do. If you die without confessing your sins, you will not have another chance! You will go to be with the lost souls in the pit of Hell forever and ever.

      He is coming soon. Maranatha! Even so, come, Lord Jesus!

      • plsnogod

        more bullying death threats from the vainglorious ”chefjim”.

        support MY god and you will be okay.

        have the temerity not to,and you will be with the ‘lost souls in the pit of hell for ever and ever”

        you are a bully. simple as that. you threaten the meek,weak and scared with your religious garbage.

        sanctimonious religious zealots like you have been doing this for thousands of years,with different barmy ridiculous imaginary deities.
        you have caused more war,death,torture and destruction than anything else on the planet.

        you,as presumably a modern ‘educated’ human being should be utterly ashamed of yourself.

        perhaps it is you who are more suited to your ridiculous pits of hell.

        • chefjim

          If you are so tired of hearing my warnings; my duty to my God and the Creator of the entire universe and He who holds all things together while stretching out the heavens like a tent to dwell in, don’t read my posts. It seems to me that you are the same pseudo-intellect that I had it out with last month going under a different name of course but carrying the same message: There is no God, we are all just the product of chance and unfathomable stretches of time, created by a mindless system of trial and failure in which a nameless process, CHANCE, meanders through the eons trying out one thing after another until it finally works and there is finally an intelligence that can comprehend that which it has “made”. If that is the case, “it” needs to keep trying in many cases because I was at an evolution conference a few years back and there was NO intelligent life there!~

          • LORD I AM

            Excellent Post!
            But, chefjim, willing server of GMO’d spiritual Poison, SHAME ON YOU!
            For there is NOT ONE god, but trillions upon trillions of GODS!

            For here and your human body is made PURELY for your entertainment!

            The Pineal gland and it’s de-calcification is the KEY to Spiritual Understanding through the regaining of the Eternal Memories of the individual.

            Let’s start right at the point that you self deceived humans just can’t get by.
            There is NOT one god.
            THERE ARE TRILLIONS! And YOU are one of them!

            Also, you existed BEFORE this Universe was formed BY US for our mutual entertainment, and you will exist after this Universe is LONG GONE!

            Ignore the one-god believers, as well as what they write.

            For they are nothing but your Earthly Prison Guards and their desperation is showing in the franticness of their written LUNATIC derision.

            Their vile, lying christo-CREED is dying, and they will be punished severely for losing christo-Hypnotize control over you by their one-god MONSTER, who is not god, that they mindlessly serve as Slaves.

            Can you feel their deep fear and desperation?

            For, god is NOT light.
            god is NOT love.

            Do NOT respond to anything you might perceive that wants to lead you to the light at the moment of your body’s death this time.

            Just turn around and LEAVE.

            That is all you will have to do.

            YOUR WILL IS god!
            YOUR WILL BE DONE!
            Not “god”, but YOUR WILL BE DONE!
            All you have to do is exercise your own individual will.


            You do NOT have to stay here AT ALL.
            Go any way, any direction, except to the Light.

            And, YOU WILL BE FREE of this HELL HOLE designed to ENTRAP YOU HERE!

            Any one can begin today to regain their own “Eternal Memory”.

            You can start immediately to do this by de-calcifying your own Pineal gland.

            It is your own “Spiritual Connection” to yourself in our eternal home.

            Even the ancients were NOT as ignorant about this fact as you so called “Moderns” are now.

            For IT IS “the seat of the soul”!

            This “One god” consciousness stuff is like “Pushing Communist MALE Tyranny” for eternity!

            So, you “speculate” that there is NO individualism in the “mass perceived” world of the “metaphysical”?

            ALL ONE-god believers, YOU are the problem!
            The reality is there are trillions upon trillions of “gods” where we reside, always.

            Not one, but trillions, each with their own, distinct “personality”.

            Christians, Jews, Muslims, you are one of the trapped “Eternal Memory” stripped “gods”!

            Your thoughts control your DNA because “your” thoughts do NOT originate here.

            Before this universe was “formed’ and used, by us, we existed.

            That “internal voice” is NOT “god”, is not, universal conscious, it is YOU, always residing in our eternal “home”.

            Your “Eternal Memory” speaks to you from our home regularly. Some call it “god’s voice”. Some call it the “Sub-conscious”. What it really is……. is YOU, with your trillion upon trillions of “years” of “Eternal Memories”. No wonder that all are “that smart’! You have existed before the dawn of time here, in this physical universe.

            “Here” is an “amusement park” for the trillions upon trillions of pure energy form self-aware sentinel beings, the gods, (US) that have existed since before the beginning of time itself, here, in this physical universe.

            We do NOT reside “here” at all!

            Never have, never will.

            We exist in a “formless, timeless” void.

            We have NO physical body of any type.

            NO sight, no hearing, no touch, no body, no “reproduction”, no sensation, NO LIGHT to “see” with, none of what you “believe” will be “permanent” in any imagined after life.

            We identify one another by the unique “wave-length”, “osculation”, or “vibration” that our “self aware life form” exists at.

            We are “Pure formless energy” “Vibrating” at different and specific wave lengths for all of eternity.

            NOTHING can cause us any “pain” or “harm” or “destroy” us in ANY WAY!
            All of the above (sight, sound, light, time, etc.), and much more is why we come “here”.

            We experience none of the sensations and experiences gained “here” in our eternal pure energy form and home.

            All “roles” are played “here” by all who come “here”.

            Anything we “think” here becomes a part of this physical reality.

            We should be able to go from “Life form” to “Life form” “here” at our will.

            That is how we designed this universe to be, and it still is.

            But, that damn “Light” present at the moment of bodily “death” is such a magnet for most (complete with “overwhelming sense of “love”, with fresh human memories materialized, and waiting to greet you to “bring you to the light, to “love”) is a “high voltage bug like zapper, that STRIPS you completely of all eternal memories, which includes the “life” that you just departed from.

            NO one from our eternal “home” EVER has to incorporate into a Human body, or, if they have, come back here, EVER!

            It simply does not matter.

            NO loyalty should be extended to the “Ride Car” (“your” physical body here) used here.

            Are you “Loyal” to the Ride Car that takes you around the track at “Magic Mountain”, located within Disney Land?

            Do you “pine” for the vehicle that you used when here, and now is waiting for someone else from our real realm to “occupy” it??

            If you do “regain” your “Eternal Memories”, you will see immediately and agree.

            Remember the Universal Physical Law of this particular Universe.


            Even the individual atoms making up all molecules, and molecules making up all objects, whether solid, liquid, or gaseous, are effected by this PHYSICAL LAW.
            The atom itself is made up of parts that NEVER touch. Proton, Neutron, electron, all are sub atomic particles that DO NOT TOUCH one another, and are “held together “by Strong Force.

            Here is very temporal. Easily constructed and then “reassembled’ in the blink of an eye.
            Every atom of everything constructed here is always blinking “out’ of existence, and then back into existence, simultaneously.

            Physics, and its very exacting mathematical “proofs” of this reality, confirms this fact.

            Meet two newly discovered “particles’. The two new particles are named Xib’- and Xib*- (pronounced “zi-b-prime” and “zi-b-star”). Both Xib-and Xib*- are a type of particle called a baryon.

            Baryons include familiar particles like protons and neutrons, which are held together by strong force.

            (The other fundamental forces in the universe are gravity, electromagnetism, and weak force. Strong force holds particles together; weak force makes particles decay.)

            Scientists understand the basic theory of strong force, and they can use the theory to estimate the sizes and masses of different baryons.

            But the mathematical equations behind strong force are incredibly complex.

            That’s because the particles they apply to have some wacky characteristics.

            Part of a baryon’s mass can “spontaneously” burst “into and out of” existence.

            This weird flux makes it difficult to use strong force to predict their mass.

            Part of every atom that makes up our bodies “can “spontaneously” burst “into and out of” existence.

            “WE” are NOT “here”.

            WE project here, into these “bodies” from our common ‘Eternal Home”.

            The Human Brain is a Bio-mechanical ‘receiver” and can funnel tremendous power directly from our real “selves”, containing all of our individually gained ‘Eternal Memories”.

            We CAN move from “body to body”.

            We CAN discontinue “Projecting” here from OUR common eternal home, any time we want.

            Please consider these thoughts on “consciousness”.

            Extra Questions for the Brain-Washed One-god believers, any flavor.

            Where were you BEFORE you were ‘born” into your current “Ride Car” of a body???

            Were you “self-conscious” then?????
            Why can’t you remember that part of your Eternal Existence?

            Why does your one god demand your prayers?

            Why do you think that ‘something’ would ‘take credit, for say, a tidal wave
            that kills over 250,000 on 3 continents and numerous islands?

            You think there was some ‘divine planning’ in that that any rational, thinking
            entity called one-god would ‘take credit for”?

            Why did your one-god jesus sit next to a demon, evil incarnate, and listen to a
            sales pitch?

            Why did your one-god jesus let that pure evil walk away to continue to torment all of you?

            Why do you worship this insane, demonic personality of one-god?

            Almost all of you have a Eternal Memory problem.

            A big Eternal Memory problem that causes all of your problems HERE, in HELL on earth.

            You have all forgotten the purpose of HERE, this Universe, and why HERE was created by US.

          • Julie Bucker

            Everything here on this earth in physcial reality is also a type of the spiritual reality. Principles are principles. If you have a mother and a father on earth then you most assuredly have a mother and father in heaven. If there are different species with varying intelligences on earth (i.e. animals) then certainly there are e.t.s in the universe. If there are some things physical like dirt, and some things gaseous such as air, than also are there physical things and spiritual things. If a child is conceived by putting light into a dark place, and if plants grow from a seed put into a dark place, so then, do we need to be spiritually born again, having been planted on this earth without a knoweldge of God, we are as the child in the womb. Once born, the child will see Mom and Dad again. So we must be born spiritually again. When we seek the Holy Spirit, we will be born again and receive the truth of all things. We must overcome the fear of death and darkness, realizing it is a place for us to grow until we are born into our Father’s presence.

          • plsnogod

            i only use one name.

            and it is not difficult to ”have it out with you”,since there is not one single iota of evidence for your deity,nor any of the hundreds of deities that apparently sentient human beings have prostrated themselves to.

            people like you cannot figure out why we are here,so you invent an idol which you sing songs to and give offerings to,and then wild-eyedly press gang others into your gang.

            the whole imaginary bandwagon then takes off and rolls like a snowball,each of you getting more self-convinced by the day.

            you would no doubt say,okay plsnogod have you the answers?

            off course i havn’t, NOBODY DOES!! thats the whole point.

            lots of people THINK they know,but they do not.

            more and more people are waking up to that,and continue to think and research. they do not just give up and start to sing to something non-existent to make everything toastie and comfy.

            you want to do that fine. but stop threatening the vulnerable with your stupid hell and damnation for eternity etc..etc..

        • trashman

          Judge not lest Ye be judged. Although i dont totally agree with his thinking i can at least say hes trying. Whether you like it or not plsnogod, you are part of the problem! Your constant cussing and downgrading comments leave everyone feeling saddened, and without hope. Instead of cussing chief jim, hes at least trying. WHAT are YOU doing plsnogod?! How are YOU making the world a better place? Or is it that i have you pegged! YOU dont serve OUR GOD, you serve Your own god, and he is a nasty god, who is the god of disorder, hatred, lies, mischeif, evil. If im wrong about you then i appologize, but if im right well….

          • plsnogod

            don’t be a silly-billy. of course i havn’t a ‘god’ whatever that means.

            perhaps you can see the irony,where you are accusing me of having a god of hatred,my nasty god. no such things exist!

            there is no base for thinking there is a god,unless you invent one,
            which you obviously have(or rather you have adopted one).

            the only reason i try to provoke thought on the subject is simply because of the bloodshed it has always caused,and is continuing to cause.

            i did not cuss at chefjim. i asked him to stop bullying people,and threatening the weak-minded with images of hell.

            did you actually read my posts?

          • plsnogod

            i have just watched a video circulating today of a young woman being beaten to death by thick wooden poles because she decided to convert to islam. each bone breaking after each other. complete agony. following that was a tape of muslims beheading sects who are not of their sect.

            this is what is done in the name of deities. nice god? nasty god? mediocre god?.

            how many more people have to suffer because of worship of gods??

            it is no use saying, oh but i wouldn’t do that,it’s only the extremists.

            if we all acted like sentient human beings,and threw off all this medieval idolatry, maybe that would be a start.

          • Stickler

            Plsnogod wrote eloquently,
            how many more people have to suffer because of worship of gods??

            When ALL THREE Monolithic all male run religions (judeo-christo-musli-SCUMDUMBS! AND, very VIOLENT, ALSO) ARE OUTLAWED, WORLD WIDE, Peace will break out, all over the earth!
            For the one god believers are all brain-washed VIOLENT SCUM, ALL FOR THEIR MALE god. The ONLY difference is the degree of the brain-wash.
            OUTLAW judeo-christo-FREAKS of ameriiiSCUM!
            DO IT TODAY!
            BURN their unnatural ALL MALE wrote Book of never ending Babbling insanities!
            BURN THEM ALL!
            :mad: :mad: :mad:
            Have a nice day now, fundies!
            :wink: :wink: :wink:

  • Warren

    Yeah, I uninstalled Chrome from my PC, phone, and tablet as soon as I read this.

    I had noticed over the past few days that my Android phone’s battery consumption had risen significantly. I put two and two together, removed Chrome, and now battery consumption is back to normal. Guessing Google’s listener was indeed turned on.

    Note that on an Android (Google’s O.S.) phone or tablet one will probably need “root” access to uninstall it. That’s because most service providers bundle Chrome with their proprietary Android distributions.

  • my2pesos

    Google Eyes ~ Google ‘y’ See

    Google Eyes ~ Geo* Log ‘y’ See…… Geo* Of or relating to the earth.

    Google ~ Go Ogle*…… Ogle* = To look or stare at in a desirous manner.

    Mathew 13:13 They ‘seeing’ see not.

    • my2pesos

      Seeing See Not ~ To* Engine Sees

  • Morgawr

    I am a massive fan of Google Chrome because of it’s ease of use, I have nothing to hide but this for me is to much, goodbye Google.
    I’m a very private person, the thought of someone over hearing one of my family’s pointless barneys is horrifying to me, it is sort of silly but it’s private.

  • truther357

    Don’t have anything Google on my PC and haven’t since 2008 when it was published that they were in bed with Soros and his MoveOn ‘Marxist Machine’ … that also had a direct line to the WH.
    But ‘fools’ tuned in and made these Marxist spies one of the most power companies in the world. You now see other ‘knowledgeable’ nations kicking there butts out.
    And I love my search engine.. doesn’t tract your searches or research.

  • srsly1

    Why do I care if anyone listens to me at home.
    1) I’m not planning anything sinister, so who cares
    2) They might hear me having sex, but who cares
    3) They might hear me watching a move, why do I care.

    Honestly, what are you doing that would make the NSA give a rats ass about you? Trust me, you’re not that special, so quit thinking you are.

    • Big dog.../small fish...

      It’s called PARANOIA

  • Joe Miller

    This is a feature to allow you to use your voice to ask Google to search for something. It comes as a feature that is not enabled, even though the microphone is ready for it. You have to go into settings to enable it. I have other reasons to distrust Google, and history shows that Google has and probably still does work with the U.S. intelligence agencies. But, attacking the Voice Search feature is too much.

  • VirusGuard

    ########### WARNING FOR FIREFOX ON ANDROID #################

    Let me start by saying that Firefox on windows is not bad so long as you use Ghostry and tools like that with it but do remember to type “About:Config” into the address bar and then search for “Google” and edit the urls to read something like Gxxxgle

    Firefox on Android is a big NO,NO

    The Browser makes a broadcast using UDP on the network and waits for replies from any devices on your network and then makes a TCP request to the devices to receive back information that wrapped up in XML that contains information about how to connect to the devices (Need for Play-To) plus the serial number of your smart TV.

    The serial number becomes a smart cookie and is on your TV’s gurantee so thats a smart cookie that already has your name and address and it’s not like Firefox uses “Play To” so it should not be talking to your TV’s

  • Doccus

    I don’t know what that “Microphone-yes” means, but it does NOT mean that it had turned on the mic on the computer. Mine is set for “line in” and it’s still at that setting . The mic can’t be listening when it’s turned off. The article is very unclkear, how’s about ore detail about “voice search” so we now what the flock this is all about, really?

  • Mayhem

    You can hook a microphone up to a computer! Well i never, what will they think of next, cameras? I’m kidding but i don’t have either gadget. I’m aware that i could be tracked through my interweb activity although i don’t really care too much about that. I’m not saying i have nothing to hide, quite the opposite, but at the end of the day if “they” want to get you it’s best to simply consider your arse is toast. Less to worry about that way, innit?

  • wirkbot

    So you play a recording with lots of trigger words imbedded in some message you would like the PTB to be indoctrinated with. My choice would be Duane Gish creationism lectures. This recording and others like it would play while you are at work or off running errands. That will keep them busy.

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