Phone companies – be upfront about ‘snooping’ software

Which? Convo: When it comes to tech, it’s difficult to know who to believe. A perfect example is the furore brewing around a company called Carrier IQ, which has been accused of snooping on millions of phone users’ keystrokes.

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AT&T Snaps Up Assets, Talent From Carrier iQ, Phone Monitoring Startup Goes Offline


Remember Carrier iQ? In the years before Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA, the name and its software became synonymous with creepy, unseen monitoring of everything that you do on a smartphone on behalf of carriers and phone makers — allegedly in the name of better user experience.

Now the company appears to be no longer operating.

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New Mobile Device Privacy Act To Expose And Regulate Tracking Software

NRM: "In light of all the Carrier IQ controversies that have accrued since the software capabilities were exposed to the world, Congress has introduced a draft bill titled "The Mobile Device Privacy Act," which looks to disclose all details about tracking software like the aformentioned, and what information it will be taking."

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Senator Al Franken asks about Carrier IQ, the companies answer: the complete breakdown

Engadget - Two weeks ago, smack-dab in the middle of the CarrierIQ saga, Senator Al Franken pounded his fist on the table and demanded answers. He wanted to know what CarrierIQ is all about and why several US mobile providers and manufacturers felt the need to install potentially invasive software on the phones of unsuspecting consumers.

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