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Why your laptop's always-listening microphone should be as easy to block as your webcam

Thursday June 27, 2019. 12:56 PM , from PC World
If computer privacy is critical enough that many laptops now include a physical webcam shutter, why can't you do the same for the microphone?It’s a question that PC makers should be asking themselves. Some, like Dell, say they’re working on a solution. But for whatever reason, reassuring customers that their conversations aren’t being monitored doesn’t seem to be a high priority, especially with consumer laptops. Fortunately, one recent model from HP signals a way forward. Amazon and Google

We now live in an era where we demand always-on connected services, and yet we’re terrified that someone else is listening.To read this article in full, please click here
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