Big brouhaha over a browser update gone wrong. Rick Falkvinge:
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. 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.
Probably much ado over not much but a more pressing question going unanswered is ‘How much does Google know about you?’ And, how can you find out?