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[liberationtech] Carrier IQ

Rebecca MacKinnon rebecca.mackinnon at gmail.com
Wed Nov 30 04:40:22 PST 2011


I imagine many people on this list have been following the news about
Carrier IQ, the "rootkit" installed on millions of Android, Blackberry and
other phones.
http://techcrunch.com/2011/11/29/carrier-iq-video-shows-alarming-capabilities-of-mobile-tracking-software/

In the US, mobile carriers insist that the software is not being used to
log the content of people's text communications, though the software has
the ability to do so. I am wondering whether anybody on this list has any
insight into how Carrier IQ is deployed and used outside the US, and what
role Western device-makers or telcos might be playing in said deployment
and use.

Best,
Rebecca

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Author, Consent of the Networked <http://consentofthenetworked.com/>
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