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Some Facts About Carrier IQ. There has been a rolling scandal about the Carrier IQ software installed by cell phone companies on 150 million phones, mostly within the United States.

Some Facts About Carrier IQ

Subjects of outright disagreement have included the nature of the program, what information it actually collects, and under what circumstances. Google chairman calls Carrier IQ a ‘keylogger’ Culture Connoisseur Badge Culture Connoisseurs consistently offer thought-provoking, timely comments on the arts, lifestyle and entertainment.

Google chairman calls Carrier IQ a ‘keylogger’

More about badges | Request a badge. PR.20111212.pdf (application/pdf Object) Carrier IQ: We’ve never provided info to the FBI. Culture Connoisseur Badge Culture Connoisseurs consistently offer thought-provoking, timely comments on the arts, lifestyle and entertainment.

Carrier IQ: We’ve never provided info to the FBI

More about badges | Request a badge Washingtologist Badge Washingtologists consistently post thought-provoking, timely comments on events, communities, and trends in the Washington area. Carrier IQ Says Bug Can Cause Some SMS to Be Recorded in Coded Form. Dear Carrier IQ: If you want to track me, you need to ask me first. Last week, a bit of an uproar began online when a clever Android developer named Trevor Eckhart discovered something shocking on his phone.

Dear Carrier IQ: If you want to track me, you need to ask me first

While watching the data logs on his handset, he discovered that a piece of software was keeping track of nearly every move he made on the HTC smartphone (an EVO 3D, in case you’re sweating right now). The software, created by a company called Carrier IQ, was able to see who he had called and when, to whom he had sent text messages, Web sites he’d visited and more. Needless to say, the public reaction to the revelation was intense. Here was a device that you likely use intimately. Your phone is always with you. Police Using Apple iOS Tracking Data For Forensics. Legal spying via the cell phone system. Two researchers say they have found a way to exploit weaknesses in the mobile telecom system to legally spy on people by figuring out the private cell phone number of anyone they want, tracking their whereabouts, and listening to their voice mail.

Legal spying via the cell phone system

Independent security researcher Nick DePetrillo and Don Bailey, a security consultant with iSec Partners, planned to provide details in a talk entitled "We Found Carmen San Diego" at the Source Boston security conference on Wednesday. "There are a lot of fragile eggs in the telecom industry and they can be broken," Bailey said in an interview with CNET. "We assume the telecom industry protects our privacy. 26C3: GSM: SRSLY? 26th Chaos Communication Congress Here be dragons The worlds most popular radio system has over 3 billion handsets in 212 countries and not even strong encryption.

26C3: GSM: SRSLY?

Perhaps due to cold-war era laws, GSM's security hasn't received the scrutiny it deserves given its popularity. Microsoft May Add Eavesdropping To Skype. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a Microsoft patent application that reaches back to December 2009 and describes “recording agents” to legally intercept VoIP phone calls. The “ Legal Intercept ” patent application is one of Microsoft’s more elaborate and detailed patent papers, which is comprehensive enough to make you think twice about the use of VoIP audio and video communications. The document provides Microsoft’s idea about the nature, positioning and feature set of recording agents that silently record the communication between two or more parties. NDSS12_WOODPECKER.pdf (application/pdf Object) Researchers Say Carrier IQ Not Logging Texts or Emails, But Has Some Worrisome Capabilities.

Carrier IQ and Facebook pose the least of your privacy threats. Researchers find big leaks in pre-installed Android apps. Your Android Phone Is Secretly Recording Everything You Do. Android Security Test. The Rootkit Of All Evil – CIQ. And the spy and invasion of privacy saga continues, but this time XDA Recognized Developer TrevE seems to have hit the very core of most of what is happening with devices.

You may recall from a few articles back that we started talking about something called CIQ or Carrier iQ. This is, essentially, a piece of software that is embedded into most mobile devices, not just Android but Nokia, Blackberry, and likely many more. According to TrevE, the software is installed as a rootkit software in the RAM of devices where it resides. Carrier IQ retracts cease and desist letter sent to security researcher, says it doesn't track Android users.

Mobile ‘Rootkit’ Maker Tries to Silence Critical Android Dev. A data-logging software company is seeking to squash an Android developer’s critical research into its software that is secretly installed on millions of phones, but Trevor Eckhart is refusing to publicly apologize for his research and remove the company’s training manuals from his website.

Mobile ‘Rootkit’ Maker Tries to Silence Critical Android Dev

Though the software is installed on millions of Android, BlackBerry and Nokia phones, Carrier IQ was virtually unknown until the 25-year-old Eckhart analyzed its workings, recently revealing that the software secretly chronicles a user’s phone experience, from its apps, battery life and texts. Malls track shoppers' cell phones on Black Friday - Nov. 22.

Through this signage at Promenade Temecula, the mall is notifying shoppers that their phones may be tracked as they move throughout the premises.

Malls track shoppers' cell phones on Black Friday - Nov. 22

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Attention holiday shoppers: your cell phone may be tracked this year.