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[liberationtech] Carrier IQ
Nathan of Guardian
nathan at guardianproject.info
Wed Nov 30 08:15:45 PST 2011
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.**/
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