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[liberationtech] Carrier IQ
derek at guardianproject.info
Wed Nov 30 15:51:59 PST 2011
A posting on this subject from Dan Rosenberg that is worth a read:
On 11/30/11 8:15 AM, Nathan of Guardian wrote:
> 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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