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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AT&T Thinks It's OK!
by benali72 on Sun 18th Dec 2011 19:40 UTC
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What's interesting here, if you read the comments made by the AT&T spokesman in the article, is that AT&T is not on the defensive over this. They think it's OK. It's ok to surveil their customers, and it's ok that they buried this so-called "agreement" in fine print that they know most cusomters would not understand. That's how they view it.

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