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[liberationtech] Carrier IQ

Mitar mmitar at
Wed Nov 30 08:30:11 PST 2011


On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 1:40 PM, Rebecca MacKinnon
<rebecca.mackinnon at> wrote:
> 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.

But really, why exactly was it named a rootkit? It does not give
Carrier IQ access to your mobile, what rootkits supposed to do? I have
not read that anywhere. They cannot control your phone. Isn't it
"just" a spyware then?


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