Any computer running the Chrome browser can be subverted to eavesdrop on conversations happening around it, claims a developer.
Israeli coder Tal Ater found the bug while working on his own speech recognition software.
Despite Google finding a way to fix the bug in October 2013 the update has yet to be rolled out to Chrome, he said.
Google said the current version complied with web standards defining how speech recognition should work.
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Jeremy Kirk of Computerworld has more on Google’s response and Ater’s response to their response.