Smart Devices Aware of Outside World

Episode 1017

Leo says that programming of many smartphones, chiefly Android, are becoming more aware of the outside world and will stay unlocked while you're in the car, or prohibit you from using the phone while driving and will automatically send a canned text to called later. That's Motorola Assist on the Droid Moto-X. And Leo says that's neat. Then there's the Apple iPhone 5S, which has the TouchID fingerprint reader which many are concerned will collect fingerprints and send them to Apple. But Apple says that the data is kept on the A7 processor itself and nobody has access to it other than the phone. Leo says that he believes that's true. And besides, when you get a driver's license, you give a thumbprint. So they have it anyway.