Smartphone snoop: Even when phone sleeps, digital assistant always eavesdrops

On your smartphone, do you use speech-to-text or other voice commands for convenience? While it is handy, so long as it actually correctly interprets the words, you turn it on by choice. If the mobile phone microphone, which happens to be about 10 times more powerful than it was even two years ago, activated by itself to covertly turn your voice to text, then sort of invasive spying would be downright…
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Klein said that although the leap to cyber warfare represents a shift in the way that the military carries out its operations, it is not dissimilar to other technological leaps that were also accompanied by a lag in the development of related legal norms.
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