Ok, Google - Is it Ok?

“Dear Maintainer,

 After upgrading chromium to 43, I noticed that when it is running and immediately after the machine is on-line it silently starts downloading “Chrome Hotword Shared Module” extension, which contains a binary without source code. There seems no opt-out config. “

Web OS Chromium users, like the one who posted in a message board above, recently discovered a hidden code with the ability to record and transmit audio picked up by their computers’ microphones without consent.  A search function called “Ok Google” allows users to search, map, and set reminders by simply saying aloud “Ok Google” and then stating their [...]

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