Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Dec 2011 22:29 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption So, this has been causing a bit of a major dungstorm - and rightly so. As it turns out, many carriers are installing a piece of non-removable privacy-invading spyware on their smartphones called CarrierIQ. It doesn't matter whether you have a webOS, Android, BlackBerry or iOS device - carriers install it on all of them. Luckily though, it would appear it really depends on your carrier - smartphones in The Netherlands, for instance, are not infested with CarrierIQ. Update: As John Gruber rightfully points out, ever so verbosely, the headline here isn't particularly well-chosen. The article makes all this clear, but the headline doesn't. It's my birthday today, so my head wasn't totally in it - my apologies! Update II: Just got a statement from an HP spokesperson: "HP does not install nor authorize its partners to embed Carrier IQ on its webOS devices."
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RE[2]: US-only
by 3rdalbum on Fri 2nd Dec 2011 07:52 UTC in reply to "RE: US-only"
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"It seems to be US-only.

I'm living in Japan and it's on my au HTC Evo WiMAX ...

Sorry to tell you this, but since the end of the war Japan has almost been a colony of the United States. Okay, so Carrier IQ is only present in countries that use NTSC TVs ;)

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