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[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by Neolander on Fri 2nd Dec 2011 07:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
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Well, in France you have a map on some carriers' website. The only problem is that it's seriously flawed for anything but basic GSM services, because in several places, phones do detect the existence of a data network but are totally unable to do anything with it.

PS : Oh, and happy birthday Thom !

Edited 2011-12-02 07:48 UTC

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