Find out which app beeps every time the browser sends data to Google

If you are one of those on the cutting edge of technology, you will know that Google is undoubtedly a bastion of information to achieve your goals, but given its magnitude, since it is present in almost all the applications and programs that we use, this process could be complicated. Therefore, a developer wanted to make it easier by creating a program that beeps every time the computer “talks” to the Mountain View giant. I invite you to meet him.

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The sound that reminds you that Google is present

First of all, it is necessary to know the name of the developer of the project, it is Bert Hubert, who shared a video of the program in operation on his Twitter account. From Google Chrome, he entered the Dutch government employment website. Interestingly, the beeps started the moment Hubert started typing the web address into the URL box of the browser. They also made an appearance with every click.

At first glance, the government page showed no trace of Google. Nevertheless, it was there. In each menu displayed, in each action, communication was established with the servers of the big G company. Some users thought that this could be because the test was running in the Chrome browser, but Hubert replied with another .

He did a test of his software, with the same page, but from the Mozilla Firefox browser. The behavior of the app seemed to be the same, i.e. the beeps also sounded with every movement. Conclusion? Connections with Google were not exclusive to the Chrome browser.

Hubert’s program works with a list of IP addresses used by Google to provide different services (excluding those related to Google Cloud). In this sense, each time one of these IPs appears on stage, the application beeps. The funny thing is these “hidden” parts of Google for many users.

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Experts in SEO and analysis tools know very well that it is common to insert Google code on certain pages to help with positioning and metrics. In our case we wanted to know if the page that Hubert browsed was due to this type of scenario.

By quickly exploring the code of the experiment page, we have indeed noticed the presence of Google. Specifically from Google Tag Manager, a web beacon management system, and Google Analytics, the company’s measurement and analysis tool. Thus, the beeps may be due, at least in part, to these connections.

If you are interested, you can try this program for free. You can find it on the project page in the developer’s GitHub profile. Of course, at the moment it is only compatible with Linux, although there are ways to run it on macOS as well, but getting it to work is not that easy, but not impossible, so good luck !