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Nothing in the quote you provide indicates that the NSA actually breaks the SSL encryption. They may very well copy the encrypted traffic for later decryption.
As can be understood by Davids excellent answer, the idea of actually verifying that the proprietary firmware of device such as a phone is not/never taking your information or capable of doing so at request is such a massive undertaking as to be nearly a ludicrous proposition. The 'Stallman solution' would make this verification easier as source code is ...
Install Little Snitch for Mac and reboot. You can use the filter to limit external communications to just those that you explicitly authorize. If it's an ongoing thing, just disconnect for a while to see if it persists. If you're really worried about it and don't want to monitor network connections, you could always block the microphone. On my MacBook, I ...
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