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  • Sprint says 26M handsets have Carrier IQ; AT&T claims 900K

    Documents filed in response to a U.S. lawmaker's request show that Sprint is by far the biggest user of Carrier IQ's software, with more than 26 million handsets featuring the controversial mobile tracking tool.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan16 Dec. 11 23:32
  • FBI never sought Carrier IQ data, director says

    FBI Director Robert Mueller today denied his agency has ever sought any information directly from Carrier IQ for any of its investigations.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan15 Dec. 11 09:28
  • Carrier IQ moves to allay fears of its tracking software

    Carrier IQ last night released a document describing its technology in what appears to be a belated attempt to quell continuing concerns over its controversial tracking software.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan14 Dec. 11 07:11
  • FBI rejects FOIA request for Carrier IQ info

    The FBI has denied a request for the release of information regarding its use of Carrier IQ's software, saying that releasing the information could interfere with ongoing law enforcement operations.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan13 Dec. 11 23:00
  • Google's Schmidt calls Carrier IQ software a keylogger

    Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt today distanced his company from Carrier IQ's software, even as he described the technology as a keylogger. Schmidt's comments came at an Internet freedom conference in the Netherlands.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan09 Dec. 11 09:05
  • What's really going on with Carrier IQ on your phone

    More details are emerging that reveal the Carrier IQ smartphone application does exactly what the vendor says it does. These new findings directly contradict the nearly universal allegations of keylogging, spying, and tracking, all based on the uncritical acceptance of the original analysis by <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/113011-mobile-privacy-253621.html?page=1">Trevor Eckhart</a>. 

    Written by John Cox08 Dec. 11 06:28
  • FAQ: CNET's "Trojan" installer

    CNET is <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/79343">under fire</a> for downloading more than just <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/subnets/opensource/">open source</a> software with the open source software that it makes available on its <a href="http://download.cnet.com/windows/">Web site</a>.

    Written by Tim Greene08 Dec. 11 05:44
  • Carrier IQ downplays 2010 patent request

    A Carrier IQ executive Monday downplayed the significance of the company's effort to patent a technology it said can help wireless carriers undertake "advertising audience segmentation analysis and content copyright analytics."

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan06 Dec. 11 22:21
  • Lookout releases free Carrier IQ detection app

    A mobile security software company last Friday released a tool that detects Carrier IQ, the software embedded in numerous smartphones that has raised questions from users, privacy advocates and even Congress.

    Written by Gregg Keizer06 Dec. 11 03:32
  • European regulators start investigating Carrier IQ

    Organizations and regulators across Europe, including Germany, have started looking into the use of Carrier IQ's tracking software, to ensure that mobile phone vendors and operators are not violating users' privacy.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs06 Dec. 11 00:08
  • How stupid can cell carriers be? Really Stupid.

    The recent revelation that most of us are carrying around smartphones with embedded rootkits is both surprising and not so surprising. It's surprising because it makes you wonder, "How stupid can the carriers be?" It's not surprising in that we know the answer to that.

    Written by Mark Gibbs05 Dec. 11 16:39
  • Lawmaker asks FTC to investigate Carrier IQ

    The outcry over Carrier IQ's mobile-phone tracking software continued Friday, with a U.S. congressman asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the company.

    Written by Nancy Gohring03 Dec. 11 11:53