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 modmans2ndcoming on Tue 20th Dec 2011 02:36 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Cancel your service"
modmans2ndcoming
Member since:
2005-11-09

None of the information collected has been sold. So again... what is your problem?

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RE[6]: Cancel your service
by tidux on Tue 20th Dec 2011 15:30 in reply to "RE[5]: Cancel your service"
tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

My problem is that companies and governments alike are shitting all over my privacy. I'd like to have a cell phone - maybe even a smart phone - without feeling like a lab rat or a citizen of Oceania.

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RE[6]: Cancel your service
by zima on Sun 25th Dec 2011 23:50 in reply to "RE[5]: Cancel your service"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah, I'm sure CarrierIQ announcing partnership with Nielsen ( http://www.carrieriq.com/company/PR.Nielsen_CIQ_News_Release_Oct_19... ) - evidently to find another use for the data they gather - was just some elaborate lie, a harmless (before the November attention they got) joke.

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