Gyroscopes in Android phones can be turned into always-on microphones

Zenaan Harkness zen at
Tue Aug 19 05:02:55 PDT 2014

On 8/19/14, Eugen Leitl <eugen at> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 01:33:25PM -0300, Gutem wrote:
>> FYI:
> Mobile handsets are intrinsically untrusted. You can put up the
> baseband spyware into a MiFi, and only use WLAN from a trusted,
> blobless device, only with end to end encryption.
> Of course this means you have to tear down your neural-sourced
> MiFi puck first, to see what you can see.
> In unrelated vein, I've recently read that it was the spooks
> that killed the digital pulse radio star, by limiting licensend
> power to toy levels. Apparently they were very unhappy with a
> radio that's hard to look for.

Link please?

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