• Pechente@feddit.org
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      Probably already installed. That would at least explain the high resource usage of chrome

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      I’m willing to be we’ll see something to train language models on the user’s hardware soon enough. Folding at home, but instead of helping science, Google steals your electricity.

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        I really think that’s the secret end game behind all the AI stuff in both Windows and MacOS. MS account required to use it. (anyone know if you need to be signed in to apple ID for apple ai?) “on device” inference that sometimes will reach out to the cloud. when it feels like it. maybe sometimes the cloud will reach out to you and ask your cpu to help out with training.

        that, and better local content analysis. “no we aren’t sending everything the microphone picks up to our servers, of course not. just the transcript that your local stt model made of it, you won’t even notice the bandwidth!)”

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      The shitty reboot of Office Space where some low level Google employee realizes they can stick a crypto miner in every browser and generate a couple cents from everyone’s browser.

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    Here’s the plan. You write an extension for chrome that makes chrome think all traffic from [cryptominingcentral.com] is actually from *.google.com. Make folks install the plugin via the tried and tested methods like phishing. … profit

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      couldn’t you do that anyway if you can get people to install an extension? taking advantage of this for crypto mining purposes feels like extra steps

    • BlueÆther@no.lastname.nz
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      yeah:

      {
        "value": {
          "archName": "arm64",
          "features": [],
          "modelName": "Apple M2",
          "numOfProcessors": 8,
          "processors": [
            {
              "usage": {
                "idle": 10841460,
                "kernel": 611796,
                "total": 13342920,
                "user": 1889664
              }
            },...
      
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        Neither. I use a chromium package from my linux distribution.

        It has many patches on top of the upstream chromium. That probably explain why that unwanted feature isn’t there.

        This issue appear on Google Chrome for Windows on my other machine. Just uninstalled it, never used it anyway.