Seven years later, Shazam is still an amazing idea -- just press a button to know the name of the song that's currently playing. That's all well and good, but what if the music discovery tool keeps on listening, even when you turn it off?
On Monday, benevolent hacker Patrick Wardle revealed that -- on Mac computers -- the Shazam app never lets go of your laptop or desktop microphone. It continues to listen even after after you've told the app to stop listening. Don't get outraged just yet, though. It doesn't look like Shazam is doing anything malicious with that data: not saving it, processing it, or phoning it back home to servers. It's simply on when it should be off.Read more