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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another sidenote
by MysterMask on Sat 3rd Dec 2011 12:05 UTC
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As a sidenote, it amuses me to no end how

.. hypocrites talking about the reality distortion fields of Steve Jobs, Apple fanboys and the like now again talk mostly about iOS (see discussion above), deliberately remain silent about the situation in Android land ..

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Comment by zima
by zima on Thu 8th Dec 2011 20:48 in reply to "another sidenote"
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Well, quick ctrl+F "ios" reveals posts containing a defence of sorts or desiring to clarify the situation with iOS ...initiated by locally known, ardent Apple defendants (or Applebots, in some cases). Otherwise, plenty of concern about the situation on Android.

Nothing out of the ordinary (unless one is under RDF, I suppose)

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