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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RE[5]: Cancel your service
by Neolander on Mon 19th Dec 2011 12:19 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Cancel your service"
Neolander
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2010-03-08

To play the devil's advocate, handset-based data may allow carriers to know when an antenna has unexpectedly poor reach or is utterly malfunctioning despite reporting a healthy status on automated tests.

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RE[6]: Cancel your service
by zima on Sun 25th Dec 2011 23:56 in reply to "RE[5]: Cancel your service"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

The towers track the connectivity with handsets anyway, otherwise they wouldn't operate anyway near efficiently; lots of spectrum would go to waste.
And if the data is wrong ...a software few layers above would hardly change that.

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