Conspiracy theory. Voice Search.

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    I love my new droid, but with Task Killer installed, I noticed that voice search is always running. I'm not too worried about the battery drain, but I can't help but think about the surveillance abilities that could severely infringe on our 4th amendment rights. If g**gle, m*t*rola, or veriz*n had the ability to stream and record our phones mic input, I can't even about... well, you get the picture.

    Am I crazy? I'm not typically a conspiracy theorist, but it seems to make sense.

    What do you think?
     
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    When you set up your phone, and allow google in any shape, form, or reason to collect information, and use your location (I do, but I am not bond) it will run in the background for your convenience....google knows everything, yup, nature of the information age.....You can deny google these permissions, and it will stop, but it must be done at the source, task killers are fluff.
     
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    it runs in the background so when you wanna use it then it will open up much quicker. Try killing it and then using voice search, it will take a second or two to start up, but if its running in the background like the camera and the gallery are then it opens up much quicker. And yes you are paranoid, get some help.
     
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    Quoted for truth. If it were constantly listening and streaming it would kill your battery REALLY fast. Not to mention the illegality of it, unless there was a clause in the agreement when you activate the phone that gives consent to record everything you do, but if that was the case somebody would have noticed it by now and said something.
     
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    I know I'm not alone by skipping over the license agreement and clicking agree every time. It just got me thinking about how this behavior across a society could allow a situation like this to happen. The reasons in this thread do make a lot more sense, so I shall not worry about any uninvited listeners anymore.
     
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    Well, at least until someone posts the link to idreamt-chat.com with real time streaming of your conversations.

    I watch things like The Truman Show and think....nobody would want to film my life:)

    The biggest reason for no concern would be the scenario where AT&T found out Verizon and Motorola were letting this occur. It would be all over the news. If it was occurring the amount of storage needed would involve multiple people. If moto can't keep a 2.2 android release under wraps then there is no way this type information would remain secret for long if they were tapped into your phone.
     
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    Will somebody tell me who the real spokes person for Geico is? Is it the Gekko? Is it that money thing with the eyes? And what happened to the cute squirrels that got such a big kick out of making the car crash?
     
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    Squirrel Local #562 sued them for defamation of character and now have a C&D order against them.
     
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    Don't forget about the pothole and the cave men.
     
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    Heck they gave the cave men their own show and it flopped.
     
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