Muting your mic doesn’t stop big tech from recording your audio

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Simon Sheppard
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Muting your mic doesn’t stop big tech from recording your audio

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Muting your mic reportedly doesn’t stop big tech from recording your audio
https://thenextweb.com/news/muting-your ... your-audio
They used runtime binary analysis tools to trace raw audio in popular video conferencing applications as the audio traveled from the app to the computer audio driver and then to the network while the app was muted.

They found that all of the apps they tested occasionally gather raw audio data while mute is activated, with one popular app gathering information and delivering data to its server at the same rate regardless of whether the microphone is muted or not.
The Microsoft PowerToys include Video Conference Mute

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/window ... rence-mute

Quickly mute your microphone (audio) and turn off your camera (video) with a single keystroke while on a conference call, regardless of what application has focus on your computer. Requires Windows 10 version 1903 (build 18362) or later.

Install PowerToys
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/window ... ys/install
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Re: Muting your mic doesn’t stop big tech from recording your audio

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If I disable the built-in laptop camera in BIOS Setup (I have such option), is it a safe solution?
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