Instead of these important improvements, the leaks around the Moto X software have pointed to various sensors and behaviors. For example, the Moto X is supposed to be able to tell if I'm driving.
But why? We don't know yet, but I suspect that there is some sort of Big Brother ambition here. If Moto X thinks I'm driving, it will disable all sorts of functionality on my smartphone, supposedly.
Yeah, I need that as much as I need a bar without alcohol. I don't want the Moto X to be able to tell if I'm driving in the first place, let alone sabotage any functionality as a result. If this is true, the only person who will voluntarily buy the Moto X is New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg.
Besides, what if I'm just a passenger -- whether in the car or on a bus? How would it know? Could I disable Big Brother?Another feature straight from Mayor Bloomberg's mansion -- or the NSA, for that matter -- is the idea that Moto X will constantly listen, regardless of whether the phone is turned on or not. The concept here is that you'll simply be able to tell it some voice command, and it will recognize your voice and execute the order, without you needing to touch the phone. You could just bark "Google, remind me to pick up a gallon of milk on the way home from work" without touching or typing anything. If this is true, the paranoia surrounding Google Glass privacy concerns will seem like small potatoes. We really don't know exactly how this will work, but some will argue that by having the Moto X, you are essentially volunteering your room to be bugged at all times. No way that the NSA or the IRS would ever issue a subpoena for that information -- no way at all. Certainly, Motorola would claim that nobody is storing this information for long, and that the use is innocent and only there to help you. Good luck with that argument! If this is part of Moto X, I predict that it will be shunned by many people.
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