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]: BlackBerry, really?
by 1c3d0g on Thu 1st Dec 2011 18:23 UTC in reply to "RE: BlackBerry, really?"
1c3d0g
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2005-07-06

There are higher forces at work here. Do you REALLY think the feds and other three letter agencies DON'T know what you're up to? That's naive, to say the least. And no, I don't wear a tinfoil hat, but it's logical to assume that once you're connected to any network, someone's watching you from somewhere...

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RE[3]: BlackBerry, really?
by zima on Sun 4th Dec 2011 15:01 in reply to "RE[2]: BlackBerry, really?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Unlikely on a per individual basis.

Something perhaps watches you from somewhere, as just one blip among millions to data mine - and triggers some alarm at abnormal activity, at most (with ever more higher steps in the chain gradually moving from people to software)

You're not that interesting / there are way too many virtually identical primates also running around (which also provides a nice statistical baseline, highlights what stands out)


Yes, the perfect organization, hiding its collective nature from virtually all members / that's how Skynet will come ;p

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