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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RavinRay
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2005-11-26

Wow. Violation of privacy and liberties?

I'd type "I KNOW YOU'RE SPYING ON ME" just to shove it in their faces.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I'm sure the data mining programs will really feel that burn.

I'd try going into airplane mode and carefully corrupting the files in malicious ways the data mining programmers may not have anticipated.

But as I said in another thread, I don;t have it present on my phone any more due to my CyanogenMod rom.

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