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Tens of Millions of Smartphones Come With Spyware Preinstalled, Security Analyst Says
FOXNEWS ^ | 12/01/11 | FOX

Posted on 12/01/2011 1:56:57 PM PST by Doogle

Over 100 million smartphones are tracking their owners’ every step, Android developer Trevor Eckhart claimed, thanks to software that comes preinstalled on phones from most major carriers.

During a security demonstration revealed on Monday, Eckhart showed how software developed by Carrier IQ tracks virtually everything a user does -- going as far as logging individual keystrokes and button presses. The company claims it helps its customers improve quality and performance “by counting and measuring operational information in mobile devices.” Security experts call it spyware.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bipartisan; corporates; economy; globalism; spying
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1 posted on 12/01/2011 1:57:08 PM PST by Doogle
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To: Doogle

There are to classes of people in this world; conspiracy theorists, and conspirators.


2 posted on 12/01/2011 1:58:17 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Holding our flawed politicians to higher standards than the enemy’s politicians guarantees they win)
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To: Doogle

a former Justice Dep’t prosecutor today said:

“If CarrierIQ has gotten the handset manufactures to install secret software that records keystrokes intended for text messaging and the Internet and are sending some of that information back somewhere, this is very likely a federal wiretap.” he says. “And that gives the people wiretapped the right to sue and provides for significant monetary damages.”

If that proves to be the case, goodbye CarrierIQ.

Watch the video posted yesterday if you have any level of technical savvy and need convincing.


3 posted on 12/01/2011 2:13:43 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Doogle

Why would the carriers pay somebody like CarrierIQ to tell them what was in your text messages? They already know what’s in your text messages: they have to know in order to deliver them. Next they’ll tell us that the carriers are spying on us by knowing which phone numbers we dial.


4 posted on 12/02/2011 8:24:04 PM PST by Nick Danger (Pin the fail on the donkey)
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