Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Dec 2011 23:39 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption In order to not end up with ten different posts or endless updates to the previous one, I'm using this post to assemble all the official responses from both carriers and device makers alike concerning the CarrierIQ rootkit/spyware/whatever. Update: Added official statement from HP regarding webOS (see bottom).
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Comment by Bounty
by Bounty on Fri 2nd Dec 2011 17:09 UTC
Bounty
Member since:
2006-09-18

I find this comment interesting.

"We collect enough information to understand the customer experience with devices on our network and how to address any connection problems, but we do not and cannot look at the contents of messages, photos, videos, etc., using this tool."

Which seems to contradict what video poster claims.

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RE: Comment by Bounty
by Alfman on Fri 2nd Dec 2011 18:53 in reply to "Comment by Bounty"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

Bounty,

It may be a genuine case of the tools collecting the information, but they don't store it or look at it.

But even so the privacy concerns are still there. It's like selling a computer having a key logger installed, but it's ok because the vendor promises not to actually use it to spy on you.

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