Carrier IQ Controversy: Your Phone Is Spying On You, And Your Wireless Carrier's To Blame

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warptek2010

Al Franken???? What's he gonna do, make the carriers laugh themselves to death? Oh wait, wouldn't be possible since he HASN'T BEEN FUNNY IN 22 YEARS.

 

Let's say I was a carrier, and Franken "demanded" details. I would basically say... Sen... Go bleep yourself.

 

(And no, I do not agree with their use of CIQ).

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dougau

......

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dougau

Anyone wanna bet this is how AT&T KNOWS you've been tethering? Hint, hint!!

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Kinetic

Does this surprise anyone?

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Deviate

Can't you just eliminate this by rooting the device?  I guess it would be a choice of either warranty or privacy.

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Black Widow

Cyanogenmod never has, and never will have, Carrier IQ:

 

http://www.cyanogenmod.com/blog/cyanogenmod-will-never-have-carrier-iq

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roadshow41

A simple root will not remove CIQ.  If you want your privacy, you have to use a rom that has been specifically designed to omit CIQ.  The guys at XDA and other android focused developer communities have done a fantastic job of dealing with this issue.  Do a search for CIQ on XDA if you want a serious look at the spyware, and the countermeasures necessary to deal with it.

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I Jedi

You can eliminate it by rooting and installing a ROM that has it taken out. There are several ROMs for my phone, that I know of, which eliminate the Carrier IQ package.

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ApathyCurve

Until I noticed he didn't have a pipe in his mouth, I thought that was a picture of Bob Dobbs.  Those damned Sub-Genii are conniving and deceitful creatures, I tell you.  We Pastafarians were considering a jihad against them, but then the Golden Corral had all-you-can-eat marinara night and we got distracted.

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gatorXXX

uh....what?

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I Jedi

I don't know why this is suddenly news to everyone? I've known about this on the XDA forums for over a year now.

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roadshow41

Yeah, no kidding.  I can't believe this is considered 'news' and that it was supposedly only uncovered 'earlier this month'.  I've been running custom ROMs with CIQ removed for nearly a year as well.  In addition to being a security black hole, it's also a serious battery drain.  Any android user that hasn't ditched the sucky stock roms that come preinstalled with all the carrier bloatware for a rooted custom is crazy.

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gatorXXX

It's been talked about for awhile now and has never really been a real concern until the video popped up logging your every input. Before, everyone thought it logged signal strengths to upgrade/fix towers to better the network but now, it's been uncovered that it "might" infringe on wiretap laws as it logs everything you do.

I say I shouldn't have to root for privacy. That in itself is against my rights as an individual because it doesn't give you a choice to opt-in or opt-out... but if you disagree with the terms of service, AOS will not load making your phone a paperweight. I call BS to all this and we all should mass email Dan Hesse @ dan@sprint.com and voice our concern over this.

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Deviate

You should have spoken up and you would have made headlines. :)

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