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reply to post by rangerdanger
Well...they can activate a mic thats set to OFF and still listen. Like a phone even though it is off....they just enable it from their end...and thats been widely discussed here on ATS previously.
Oh. And if you have a webcam? At least turn it off too...and put a piece of heavy tape over the lens . And NOT clear scotch tape!!
edit on 09-22-2013 by mysterioustranger because: spell
From what I've understood, the best crackers can invade your machine in a matter of minutes (especially Windows) regardless what protection you have.
here is a simple way headphones are turned into speakers...the guy is a little strange, but his demonstration is short, accurate, and to the point...www.youtube.com...
In the video above, the programmer explains how Google Chrome’s speech recognition function remains operational even after the user has left the website on which they gave permission for the browser to record their voice.
It's not a big deal. You don't have to sell all your # and go live in the mountains.
If you're that worried about it, don't use a computer. Not only can the government access what's on it, at any point, without the help of google, but by not using a computer, you keep websites like this free from all your fear mongering.
ANYBODY that knows anything about computers knows that there isn't really anything you can do to stop the government if they want access.
Throw away your smartphones, throw away your computers etc because there isn't anything else you can do.
So, you have to go to the speech recognition site in the first place. And, I imagine, there is likely a way at that site or via the task manager or preferences to turn off the feature.
But you just want to post a sensational and dishonest thread title.
What more people should realize is that TPTB are looking to gradually accustom the people to the surveillance state so they accept it as the new normal. From the lukewarm indifference I've seen thusfar, it seems to be working.
You folks should be OUTRAGED that these criminals would have the audacity to spy on your data and eavsdrop on your conversations. What's wrong with you people? How mad would you be if you came home to find a stranger rooting through your belongings, looking through your phone, and digging through your computer files?
You'd be LIVID. And that's exactly what these criminal fascist government is doing to you... EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.
Are you going to finally stand up and get the courage to do something about it? Or are you just going to roll over and die while these criminals trample the last vestiges of your rights?
W\ell, if they wanna see me surfing ATS, youtube, and my latest raid on Star Wars The Old Republic, theyre welcome to look on my computer