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[liberationtech] Carrier IQ

Eric King eric at privacy.org
Wed Nov 30 05:54:13 PST 2011


On 30 Nov 2011, at 13:48, John Graham-Cumming wrote:

>  My best guess is that they are not storing all your keystrokes etc. on the servers (or even receiving them) and that this whole story will turn into one about privacy policies and ability to disable their software.

They said that it is not in real time (although technically it could be) but depending on the service, they usually get around 200kb of data including 'aggregated key presses' (their words) once a week. More is sent if a call is dropped, or they want to drill down to a specific user etc. 

>  one about privacy policies and ability to disable their software.

FWIW my scribbles tell me that they told me their opt-out rate is between 5 - 30%. 


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