All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Carrier IQ’

Cell Phone Privacy Bill Would Prevent Another Carrier IQ Scandal

Representative Edward Markey (D-MA) has released a draft of a bill that would prevent scandals like the one that surrounded the Carrier IQ software from happening in the future. The Mobile Device Privacy Act (PDF) would require that customers be informed by their mobile phone providers of any monitoring software included on the phone. The bill includes redundant requirements for …

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Carrier IQ To Be Removed From Sprint Phones This Month

Carrier IQ is back in the news today with reports that Sprint and HTC are planning to remove the software from their phones. Firmware updates will begin rolling out this month that will remove the software from Sprint’s Android-based phones. A public statement from HTC confirms that they are “working with Spring to provide maintenance releases that will remove Carrier …

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