Here we go again. In the midst of the controversy over whether Microsoft can access your Skype calls comes word that the latest version of Google’s Chrome browser can access the Webcam and microphone on your computer. Should you be scared?
This piece from developer Anthony Wing Kosner is a reminder that the same capability has been in Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight plugins for a while. So just take the proper precautions, which means be careful of the permissions you give.
Google, and others, argue this capability is a boon for developers. What if apps could see or hear, it argues. The other side of the coin is what if you don’t want them to see? Well, there’s always that great standby, duct tape. Read and see if you’re persuaded.
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