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[liberationtech] Carrier IQ

Marcin de Kaminski Marcin.de_Kaminski at soclaw.lu.se
Mon Dec 12 22:48:32 PST 2011


http://boingboing.net/2011/12/12/fbi-says-it-uses-carrier-iq-fo.html

/Marcin
Den 6 dec 2011 17:28 skrev "Brian Conley" <brianc at smallworldnews.tv>:

> "because getting a URL for example, is very different to looking at the
> content of a webpage."
>
> Really Mr. coward? Because as far as I understand it, if I have a URL and
> the time stamp of when someone looked at it, I can get a pretty good idea
> what the user was looking at, depending on the specific website and how the
> content is loaded, no?
>
> Just one of the ignorant items I see in this. It's becoming more and more
> clear that many of the individuals involved in silicon valley startups, and
> major tech companies, from Facebook and google all the way down to
> carrierIQ have a bizarre idea of what "privacy" really means...
>
> Brian
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On Dec 6, 2011, at 2:08, Andre Rebentisch <arebentisch at lxdesystems.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Interesting interview, casts quite a bit valium over this scandal.
> > http://www.theverge.com/2011/12/5/2609662/carrier-iq-interview
> >
> > "Founded in 2005, Carrier IQ provides remote tracking data to cellular
> > network operators including AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, and its software
> > has been loaded on over 141 million phones, primarily in the United
> > States. You’d expect a cellular operator to have access to your phone
> > number, name, address, and billing information, and even be able to see
> > your calls and text messages while you’re connected to the network, no?
> > Well, Carrier IQ takes things a step further..."
> >
> > "That’s why we sat down face-to-face with Carrier IQ at the company’s
> > Mountain View offices this weekend, where we had a surprisingly open and
> > detailed two-hour conversation with VP Andrew Coward about nearly
> > everything the company does."
> >
> > -- A
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