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Carrier IQ - your thoughts?
« on: December 02, 2011, 08:01:45 pm »
Well, I herd about it on the nightly news. If you don't know already, Carrier IQ is a piece of software deeply embedded into certain mobile devices.

Here's my thoughts on it to be exact: I think it is a *complete* violation of federal laws. Not the fact that it "doesnt record data" (I'll talk about this in a moment), it also forces upon users to take part of it. This is for example, similar to.. say windows 7 without you choosing to send in crash reports. You must send crash reports no matter what. The only way to remove it is by rooting and installing a custom rom as from what I can tell. The other reason I believe is that despite their claims that it "doesn't record the information", how can it not? Unless it can self-diagnose itself (i.e. 0% human interaction), someone somewhere must take that data in order to diagnose it, and if its not done in real-time, then it has to be stored somewhere or else they can't do anything about it unless they actually have the information that was processed during the event.



- http://androidsecuritytest.com/features/logs-and-services/loggers/carrieriq/carrieriq-part2/

edit: They are being sued (shocker)
« Last Edit: December 02, 2011, 08:14:25 pm by Snake X »
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Re: Carrier IQ - your thoughts?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2011, 09:04:13 pm »
I heard about it as well. Damn, that's kinda scary. They can access personal information.

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Re: Carrier IQ - your thoughts?
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2011, 09:08:40 pm »
Yeah.. I just can't wait to see the results of all the lawsuits going against them lol

Also i wonder if boost mobile suports carrier IQ
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Re: Carrier IQ - your thoughts?
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2011, 10:01:58 pm »
I certainly hope Verizon doesn't use it, and it seems they don't.
I definitely agree this has to violate some law(s), even if only because the phone user isn't expressly notified of what this does/can do.


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Re: Carrier IQ - your thoughts?
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2011, 09:50:16 am »
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