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[liberationtech] Carrier IQ

Nathan of Guardian nathan at guardianproject.info
Thu Dec 1 10:13:17 PST 2011


Thanks for checking, Mark. I guess there are research benefits with keeping a device "stock". 

Otherwise, i wonder how your findings square with this tweet:
http://bit.ly/sgupVb

+n

Mark Belinsky <mbelinsky at digital-democracy.org> wrote:

I just checked my credo android and it unfortunately has carrierIQ. As a customer, I'm happy to make the inquiry to them and report back to the list.

~Mark

Sent from my tablet. Please excuse any typos or terseness.

On Nov 30, 2011, at 11:15 AM, Nathan of Guardian <nathan at guardianproject.info> wrote:

> On 11/30/2011 10:57 AM, Katrin Verclas wrote:
>> Is there somewhere a complete list of carriers and handsets with/without CarrierIQ or competitor analytics/reporting software? 
> 
> Not that I have seen.
> 
> It may be obvious to say, but it is confirmed that CarrierIQ is not part
> of the Android open-source project itself (aka
> http://source.android.com/), and so any third-party ROMs/firmwares built
> upon that do not have it included.
> 
> I think one question to dig into is if manufacturers like HTC, Samsung,
> Motorola, LG and Huawei are including this software on their unlocked,
> non-carrier devices, or is this added in the carrier customizations?
> 
> A good test would be to ask CredoMobile (a known/trusted entity) if the
> versions of the Sprint/CDMA Android phones they sell contain this
> software, or if they were approached by either Sprint or CarrierIQ to
> included it, as part of their MVNO deals.
> 
> /** Disclaimer: A agree that most of the reaction to this is overblown
> paranoia, but I think it is worth the effort to investigate, as it gives
> us some insight into what is possible, and the slippery slope between
> convenience and surveillance.**/
> 
> 
> +n8fr8
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