Carrier IQ

  • Sprint’s Epic 4G Touch Gets Stripped Of Carrier IQ

    Sprint’s Epic 4G Touch Gets Stripped Of Carrier IQ

    Sprint has been spending the past few weeks quietly pumping out software updates that remove Carrier IQ from affected devices, and now it looks like Sprint’s flagship Android device (for now) will be able to run wild and free. Thanks to an update that started making the rounds yesterday, Samsung’s Epic 4G Touch joins a handful of Sprint devices to get the Carrier IQ cleanup treatment. Read More

  • HTC And Sprint Working On Software Updates That Remove Carrier IQ

    HTC And Sprint Working On Software Updates That Remove Carrier IQ

    Most of the furor surrounding the Carrier IQ diagnostic software has wound down by now, but that doesn’t mean that the companies involved have already forgotten. HTC has confirmed to The Verge that they were working with Sprint to push out maintenance updates that would remove the Carrier IQ software from affected devices. Read More

  • Sprint “Disabling Use” Of Carrier IQ On Affected Devices

    Sprint “Disabling Use” Of Carrier IQ On Affected Devices

    Just a day after Minnesota Senator Al Franken published reports on how carriers and device vendors use Carrier IQ, Sprint seems to be taking steps to distance themselves the mobile monitoring company. According to MobileBurn, Sprint has confirmed that they will be disabling their use of Carrier IQ software on affected devices. Read More

  • AT&T, Sprint, Samsung, And HTC Weigh In On Their Use Of Carrier IQ

    AT&T, Sprint, Samsung, And HTC Weigh In On Their Use Of Carrier IQ

    Senator Al Franken pressed certain members of the wireless industry over two weeks ago for answers about their use of Carrier IQ, the controversial monitoring software that sparked fears that our personal data was being tracked without consent. Now that the deadline has come and gone, Senator Franken had a chance to review their statements and publish them in full on his website. After… Read More

  • Don’t Blame The IQ, Blame The Carrier

    Don’t Blame The IQ, Blame The Carrier

    You couldn’t swing a cat this week without hitting a story about Carrier IQ, which (if you have somehow avoided this information) is a bit of software installed on millions of phones that has access to a huge amount of user data. As developers hinted for months and eventually proved on camera, the software is aware of SMS content, secure web traffic, contacts, key presses, and… Read More

  • Carrier IQ, Samsung, And HTC All Facing Class Action Lawsuits

    Carrier IQ, Samsung, And HTC All Facing Class Action Lawsuits

    To say that Carrier IQ has been going through a lot is a bit of an understatement, and it looks like things are only getting worse. PaidContent reports that two class action lawsuits — one from Missouri and the other from Illinois — have been filed against the Mountain View-based company for supposedly violating the Federal Wiretap Act. They’re not the only ones either… Read More

  • Apple: We Don’t Use Carrier IQ… In Most Of Our Products… Anymore.

    Apple: We Don’t Use Carrier IQ… In Most Of Our Products… Anymore.

    The tech world is up in arms this week about Carrier IQ, the mobile data logging software that comes pre-installed (and rather well hidden) on an increasingly huge number of handsets. It’s still entirely unclear as to what’s being logged and, more importantly, what (if anything) is being sent off the handset — but one thing’s for sure: people don’t like it. As… Read More

  • Carrier IQ: How To Find It, And How To Deal With It

    Carrier IQ: How To Find It, And How To Deal With It

    By now, you’ve probably heard all about Carrier IQ, the mobile logging software that an intrepid researcher named Trevor Eckhart found lurking on a number smartphones from multiple manufacturers and carriers. According to Eckhart’s research, Carrier IQ is capable of tracking what apps you’re running to where your phone is to what buttons are being pressed — it sounds… Read More

  • Carrier IQ Video Shows Alarming Capabilities Of Mobile Tracking Software

    Carrier IQ Video Shows Alarming Capabilities Of Mobile Tracking Software

    You may be aware of the growing controversy surrounding Carrier IQ, a piece of software found pre-installed on Sprint phones that, according to developers who have investigated, is capable of detecting, recording, and transmitting various user actions and inputs. Among the data CIQ potentially has access to are location, SMS, apps, and key presses. News of the software has been percolating… Read More

  • Carrier IQ Retracts Their C&D, Apologizes To The Android Researcher They Hassled

    Carrier IQ Retracts Their C&D, Apologizes To The Android Researcher They Hassled

    Yesterday afternoon, we wrote about an Android developer who’d received a cease-and-desist letter from Carrier IQ, a company whose Android software he’d been investigating. This morning, under the light of a dozen spotlights, Carrier IQ has retracted their C&D and publicly apologized to the developer. Read More

  • Android Researcher Hit With C&D After Dissecting Monitoring Software

    Android Researcher Hit With C&D After Dissecting Monitoring Software

    Android security researcher Trevor Eckhart has recently found himself in some hot water after performing a deep dive into mobile tracking software from a company called Carrier IQ. He managed to figure out how Carrier IQ’s software worked and what it could monitor, but in doing so he has earned the company’s ire. Carrier IQ has filed a cease-and-desist letter [PDF] against… Read More