Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Federal Bureau of Infiltration

Jennifer Valentino-Devries, the Wall Street Journal:

The FBI develops some hacking tools internally and purchases others from the private sector. With such technology, the bureau can remotely activate the microphones in phones running Google Inc.’s Android software to record conversations, one former U.S. official said.

I’m not a public relations expert, but it seems like this is a bad day for Google to introduce an Android phone that’s always listening to you.