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The latest round of documents published by Wikileaks offers a rare glimpse into the world of surveillance products. The collection—which Wikileaks calls the Spy Files—includes confidential brochures and slide presentations that companies use to market intrusive surveillance tools to governments and law enforcement agencies. A report that Wikileaks published alongside the documents raises concern about the growing use of mass surveillance tools that indiscriminately monitor and analyze entire populations. Wikileaks docs reveal that governments use malware for surveillance Wikileaks docs reveal that governments use malware for surveillance
WikiLeaks: The Government Uses Your iPhone To Spy On You According to the latest document from Wikileaks, The government is using your iPhone to spy on you. The document is called “Spyfiles” and it’s about the “mass interception industry”, It’s the surveillance community which has been build after 9/11 that electronically snoops on entire populations. The government buys software – some of it by Trojans- that can take over your iPhone even in standby and track every use, movement, recognizes your voice, record your conversationsand even can capture a video or an audio. WikiLeaks: The Government Uses Your iPhone To Spy On You
WikiLeaks exposes dark secrets of surveillance: releasing Spy Files!
AT&T, Sprint Sued by Customers Over Carrier IQ Tracking Software AT&T, Sprint Sued by Customers Over Carrier IQ Tracking Software Dec. 3 (Bloomberg) -- AT&T Inc., Sprint Nextel Corp., Apple Inc. and T-Mobile USA were sued by mobile phone customers who claim that Carrier IQ Inc. tracking software installed on their phones violates U.S. wiretapping and computer fraud laws. The lawsuit cites a YouTube report by a technology blogger that purported to show that Carrier IQ software collects information on phone users’ locations, applications and Web browsing and even the keys they press. Four consumers filed a complaint yesterday in federal court in Wilmington, Delaware, seeking to block the carriers and phone makers from using the software. Carrier IQ software logs user activity and runs in the background of mobile devices.
Carrier IQ, Samsung, And HTC All Facing Class Action Lawsuits Carrier IQ, Samsung, And HTC All Facing Class Action Lawsuits To say that Carrier IQ has been going through a lot is a bit of an understatement, and it looks like things are only getting worse. PaidContent reports that two class action lawsuits — one from Missouri and the other from Illinois — have been filed against the Mountain View-based company for supposedly violating the Federal Wiretap Act. They’re not the only ones either: handset manufacturers HTC and Samsung have also been named as defendants in one lawsuit each.
Don’t Blame The IQ, Blame The Carrier Don’t Blame The IQ, Blame The Carrier You couldn’t swing a cat this week without hitting a story about Carrier IQ, which (if you have somehow avoided this information) is a bit of software installed on millions of phones that has access to a huge amount of user data. As developers hinted for months and eventually proved on camera, the software is aware of SMS content, secure web traffic, contacts, key presses, and more. Naturally there has been an outcry.
How Carrier IQ was wrongly accused of keylogging | Privacy Inc. How Carrier IQ was wrongly accused of keylogging | Privacy Inc. In just a handful of days, a startup company named Carrier IQ has been subjected to extraordinary public vilification, with reports accusing it of making a "rootkit keylogger" that "creeps out everyone" or is the "rootkit of all evil." The only problem, which is always a risk when a public lynching takes place, is that Carrier IQ appears to be not guilty of the charges lodged against it. The most serious charge against Carrier IQ, a venture capital-funded startup in Mountain View, Calif., that makes diagnostic software for carriers, has been that it records keystrokes and transmits them to carriers.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California — An embattled phone-monitoring software maker said Friday that its wares, secretly installed on some 150 million phones, have the capacity to log web usage, and to chronicle where and when and to what numbers calls and text messages were sent and received. The Carrier IQ executives, speaking at their nondescript headquarters in a residential neighborhood in the heart of Silicon Valley, told Wired that the data they vacuum to their servers from handsets is vast — as the software also monitors app deployment, battery life, phone CPU output and data and cell-site connectivity, among other things. But, they said, they are not logging every keystroke as a prominent critic suggested. The data, which gets downloaded from consumers’ phones roughly once a day, is encrypted during transit and also provided to carriers to enhance the “user experience,” these executives said. Carrier IQ Admits Holding ‘Treasure Trove’ of Consumer Data, But No Keystrokes | Threat Level Carrier IQ Admits Holding ‘Treasure Trove’ of Consumer Data, But No Keystrokes | Threat Level
Why Both You And Carrier IQ Are Pawns In The Fight For Mobile Data | mocoNews There is no question that we love our mobile devices. There’s also no question that we are paranoid about how much of ourselves we pour into the most personal computers ever created, which is why that even if some of the initial concerns were overblown, this week’s flap over the Carrier IQ software shows that the mobile industry still hasn’t learned its lessons about honesty, disclosure, and respect for its users and that those users still don’t understand that their mobile experience is controlled by data-hungry corporations. By now the basics are probably familiar to most anyone who made it past the first paragraph: early in the week Wired published the account of Trevor Eckhart, a 25-year-old system administrator from the great state of Connecticut who created a video outlining his alarm over Carrier IQ, a hidden application on several Android phones. Why Both You And Carrier IQ Are Pawns In The Fight For Mobile Data | mocoNews