Chrome Bug Can Turn Whole Pages Into Record Buttons for Eavesdroppers

We've seen eavesdropping issues in Chrome before, like one exploit that lets sites ask for permission to the microphone, and then keeps listening long, long after. But now a new one discovered by Guy Aharonovsky goes a step further: it triggers listening with no permission, even if your microphone is completely… » 4/08/14 3:30pm 4/08/14 3:30pm

Sonic Super Ear: Cheap, Efficient Spying Listening

The Sonic Super Ear is a small device that gives a 50 decibel gain over standard hearing. It is small, only needs one AAA battery, and includes a headphone jack for super-stealthy listening. ThinkGeek seems to think this device is for listening to lectures or nature sounds, but don't kid us. The Sonic Super Ear is for… » 8/15/06 4:45pm 8/15/06 4:45pm