Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sun 18th Dec 2011 05:12 UTC
Bugs & Viruses AT&T has told the U.S. Congress that its customers agreed to host Carrier IQ tracking software on their cellphones in their contracts. You might recall that, after the scandal over warrentless surveillance broke in 2006, AT&T quietly changed their contract for internet service to say that it -- not its customers -- owns all the customers' internet records. Those concerned about privacy might consider whether AT&T merits their trust.
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by daedliusswartz on Sun 18th Dec 2011 08:40 UTC
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I think the reality is most people don't read their contracts assuming it's just standard stuff, and I think AT&T know it.

If the consumers really knew about it, there wouldn't have been such an outcry, nor I suspect would AT&T have sold as much.

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