After upgrading chromium to 43, I noticed that when it is running and immediately after the machine is on-line it silently starts downloading «Chrome Hotword Shared Module» extension, which contains a binary without source code. There seems no opt-out config.
Even worse, that extension:
- doesn't appear in the extension list;
- is apparently used to provide an “ok google” voice activation stuff.
Используй Хромиум, говорили они, тут нет зондов, говорили они.