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Cell Phone Privacy Bill Would Prevent Another Carrier IQ Scandal Cell Phone Privacy Bill Would Prevent Another Carrier IQ Scandal
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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 …

Carrier IQ To Be Removed From Sprint Phones This Month Carrier IQ To Be Removed From Sprint Phones This Month
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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. …

TextSecure App For Android Is Now Open Source TextSecure App For Android Is Now Open Source

Following the discovery of Carrier IQ, the devious app that stealthily collects data on smartphone users, putting a little more priority on security is worth considering. After all, you never know who is watching so you should probably assume that …

Carrier IQ: FTC Investigates Company’s Software Carrier IQ: FTC Investigates Company’s Software

In a turn of events that should surprise no one, the government has gotten involved in the Carrier IQ scandal that broke two weeks ago. The Washington Post is reporting this afternoon that executives from the company travelled to Washington …

Carrier IQ: EFF Publishes Report On the Company’s Architecture Carrier IQ: EFF Publishes Report On the Company’s Architecture

The digital rights watchdog Electronic Frontier Foundation has released an in-depth study of the corporate architecture of Carrier IQ in hopes of clarifying some of the difficulties and contradictions that have circulated in reports on the scandal involving Carrier IQ’s …

Carrier IQ: FBI Using Data for “Law Enforcement Purposes” Carrier IQ: FBI Using Data for “Law Enforcement Purposes”

The Carrier IQ scandal took an interesting turn yesterday on reports that the FBI had denied a Freedom of Information Act request for “manuals, documents or other written guidance used to access or analyze data gathered by programs developed or …

Google’s Eric Schmidt Calls Carrier IQ a Key-logger Google’s Eric Schmidt Calls Carrier IQ a Key-logger
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Google CEO Eric Schmidt distanced his company from the scandal surrounding the Carrier IQ software in remarks at an internet freedom conference in The Hague yesterday. During his talk he called Carrier IQ a key-logger. “[I]t actually does keep your …

Carrier IQ Controversy Heats Up As New Lawsuit Filed Carrier IQ Controversy Heats Up As New Lawsuit Filed

Another class-action lawsuit has been filed over the Carrier IQ scandal that broke last week. The suit, filed in the US District Court in Delaware, is the third suit to be filed in the controversy over the alleged spyware installed …

Carrier IQ: Consumer Watchdog Asks Justice, FCC to Investigate Carrier IQ: Consumer Watchdog Asks Justice, FCC to Investigate

Advocacy group Consumer Watchdog announced this afternoon that it has sent letters to the Justice Department and the FCC calling on them to investigate not only Carrier IQ, but also operating system makers, as well as handset manufacturers and phone …

Senator Al Franken Challenges Carrier IQ Senator Al Franken Challenges Carrier IQ
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Privacy in relation to mobile technology is a touchy subject. Whether it’s Apple’s location data blow up or the latest controversy involving Carrier IQ and its hidden mobile device rootkit, issues of security still loom over the entire industry. To …

Carrier IQ, Samsung, HTC Hit With Lawsuits, Apple Speaks Out Carrier IQ, Samsung, HTC Hit With Lawsuits, Apple Speaks Out
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The ongoing controversy over Carrier IQ’s hidden software has taken an unsurprising turn as class action lawsuits were filed yesterday against Carrier IQ, along with handset makers Samsung and HTC. The lawsuit claims that the companies violated federal wiretapping laws …

Carrier IQ Collects Data on Millions of Phones Carrier IQ Collects Data on Millions of Phones

Android app developer Trevor Eckhart posted a video to his YouTube account on Monday in which he claims to have discovered a hidden app in the handsets of several carriers. Eckhart claims that the app, Carrier IQ, collects a wide …