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]: BlackBerry, really?
by zima on Sun 4th Dec 2011 15:01 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: BlackBerry, really?"
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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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