It’s super embarrassing when your coffeeshop-work-session is interrupted by a rogue internet tab booming a high-pitched song or obnoxious advertisement. In an increasingly internet-saturated world with an internet-savvy population, it’s about more than just pride. You need to know when a website or internet application is using your speakers, webcam or credit card (ok, this isn't a program to help with the last one).
A new update to Chrome helps you track audio, video or webcame use on any tab – even when you have a bunch of windows stacked with tabs. If you use a newer version of Chrome, the update may be working for you already. If not, check out this site for some tips on finding the update.
-other Mozilla-based browsers
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