The Wall Street Journal: The government can turn on the camera and microphone in your Google Android phone by remote
Google's involvement in this keeps cropping up. Again and again, from their smart phones to their cloud storage, Google is going to be in serious trouble if they come to be perceived as having security flaws built in by design. remember, a lot of the data that the NSA is hoovering up is being analyzed by private contractors. That's a recipe for corporate espionage, never mind the threat to private citizens.
It's astonishing that the brains behind all this understood the Internet so poorly that they thought conscientious people wouldn't or couldn't anonymously leak stories like this to the world.