Wow, this is wild.
Check it out:

Google’s popular Chrome search engine might be doing more than helping you find websites — it might be helping websites find and listen to you through the microphone in your computer. reports the search engine’s voice recognition functionality can be compromised by websites that allow Chrome users to navigate their site via voice.

The problem is once you give Chrome permission, the websites you’ve visited retain that permission — even if you’re not on the site, allowing them to tap into your computer’s onboard microphone and listen in at any time.