The FBI wants the ability to surreptitiously turn your smartphone into a video- and audio-recording device without your knowledge, and it is calling on the high-tech industry to supply it with an app to perform those surveillance functions. According to a planning document that WND obtained via routine database research, the app would

enable the FBI to capture sounds and images near a targeted phone, and not simply intercept communications taking place through the phone. The contents of the draft Request for Information, or RFI, document, “Smartphone-based Audio Recorder Technical Requirements,” reveal more than the title suggests about this desired capability. CONTINUE