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Chrome 56 quietly added Bluetooth snitch API


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When Google popped out Chrome 56 at the end of January it was keen to remind us it's making the web safer by flagging non-HTTPS sites.

 

But Google made little effort to publicise another feature that's decidedly less friendly to privacy, because it lets websites ask about users' Bluetooth devices and harvest information from them through the browser.

 

 

In other words, the API lets websites ask your browser “what Bluetooth devices can you see,” find out what your fridge, and so on, is capable of, and interact with it

 

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/02/05/chrome_56_quietly_added_bluetooth_snitch_api/

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Note: For your own physical safety and emotional well-being and in consideration of the nanobots' working conditions, please make absolutely certain that your toilet is unoccupied at the scheduled appointment time.

 

That's brilliant. :lol: :lol:

 

It's even better than mine. Nanobots turn up with no advanced warning.  :blink:

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