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Carrier IQ, the mobile diagnostic company recently accused of installing rootkits on more than 140 million devices worldwide, says it's using its software for good, not evil. But some critics suggest CIQ's software may violate federal wiretap laws, a charge CIQ vehemently denies. Meanwhile, the mobile industry including device makers and carriers are trying to put as much distance as possible between their products and Carrier IQ.
SEATTLE , Dec. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of consumers filed a nationwide class-action lawsuit claiming that smartphone manufacturers HTC Corporation (TWSE: 2498), HTC America, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KSE: 005930.KS) use software developed by Carrier IQ, Inc.