Thursday, 15 August 2013

MIT: Future Smartphones Will ‘Listen to Everything All the Time’

'The development of new smartphone technology that constantly records your private conversations in addition to all ambient background noise in order to “detect your moods” could mean the NSA might not have to bother with tapping actual phone calls at all in future.
A report by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology hails the era of “technologies that emphasize listening to everything, all the time,” ubiquitous surveillance aided by microphones installed on new smartphones, such as Google’s Moto X, that do not run off the main battery and can, “continually monitor their auditory environment to detect the phone owner’s voice, discern what room or other setting the phone is in, or pick up other clues from background noise.”'