Google developing eavesdropping software: This has got to be a hoax. I can’t imagine anything more horror-inducing among privacy activists.
The idea is to use the existing PC microphone to listen to whatever is heard in the background, be it music, your phone going off or the TV turned down. The PC then identifies it, using fingerprinting, and then shows you relevant content, whether that’s adverts or search results, or a chat room on the subject.
Should this turn out to be true, the negative PR would be something to behold.