Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sun 18th Dec 2011 05:12 UTC
Bugs & Viruses AT&T has told the U.S. Congress that its customers agreed to host Carrier IQ tracking software on their cellphones in their contracts. You might recall that, after the scandal over warrentless surveillance broke in 2006, AT&T quietly changed their contract for internet service to say that it -- not its customers -- owns all the customers' internet records. Those concerned about privacy might consider whether AT&T merits their trust.
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Cancel your service
by Phase Angle on Sun 18th Dec 2011 21:51 UTC
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If people arn't happy with AT&T's atititude perhaps an 80% customer dissatisfaction ratting would help allong with mass cancelations.

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RE: Cancel your service
by AnythingButVista on Mon 19th Dec 2011 01:03 in reply to "Cancel your service"
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And where are you going? Maybe two cans on a string, because T-Mobile and Sprint also spy on their customers with Carrier IQ and even though Verizon is not using carrier IQ, they recently changed they privacy policy so they can spy on their customers in similar ways.

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RE[2]: Cancel your service
by tidux on Mon 19th Dec 2011 03:44 in reply to "RE: Cancel your service"
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Sprint ordered its OEMs to remove Carrier IQ from all their Sprint handsets. I'm not sure how this changes phones in the wild - the rootkit might not have an autodestruct system.

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