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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
AT&T Snaps Up Assets, Talent From Carrier iQ, Phone Monitoring Startup Goes Offline   —  Remember Carrier iQ?  In the years before Edward Snowden's revelations about the NSA, the name and its software became synonymous with creepy, unseen monitoring of everything that you do on a smartphone …
Dec 30, 2015, 5:00 PMIn context
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
HTC settles with FTC on charges it failed to secure logging data, exploitable flaws on millions of devices   —  HTC America has settled a case with the FTC today over failing to patch a vulnerability that allowed access to data from logging applications like Carrier IQ and its own tool called HTC Loggers.
Feb 22, 2013, 1:15 PMIn context
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Carrier IQ lets carriers open their network quality stats to subscribers   —  Vilified just weeks ago (somewhat inaccurately) for its behavior in collecting network performance metrics directly from subscribers' phones, Carrier IQ is taking the opposite approach at Mobile World Congress this week.
Feb 27, 2012, 1:25 PMIn context
Chris Strohm / Bloomberg:
Wireless Companies to Face New U.S. Disclosure Rules in Bill   —  Jan. 30 (Bloomberg) — Mobile carriers such as AT&T Inc. and makers of wireless devices including HTC Corp. would be required to disclose when phones contain monitoring software under draft legislation in the U.S. House.
Jan 30, 2012, 6:20 PMIn context
Brendan Sasso / Hillicon Valley:
Rep. Markey releases draft of cellphone privacy bill   —  Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) released a draft of a cellphone privacy bill on Monday in response to the controversy surrounding cellphone tracking software, Carrier IQ.  —  The Mobile Device Privacy Act would require companies to disclose …
Jan 30, 2012, 12:55 PMIn context
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Sprint removing Carrier IQ starting this month, confirms HTC   —  Android Authority had reported yesterday that Sprint's HTC EVO 3D was getting a new firmware update that wiped Carrier IQ's software off the device, following up on a promise that the company had made in December to start disabling it across the lineup.
Jan 17, 2012, 12:30 PMIn context
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans:
EFF Reverse-engineers Carrier IQ, Requests Help in Deciphering Data   —  The Electronic Frontier Foundation, in a continued bid to fight against injustices related to emerging technologies, has cracked open the Carrier IQ software package.  Since first contacted by Trevor Eckhart after being issued …
Dec 22, 2011, 6:40 PMIn context
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
The Verge Interview: Senator Al Franken on privacy, location tracking, and Carrier IQ   —  Senator Al Franken was right in the middle of the Carrier IQ smartphone tracking controversy: a pair of scathing letters from the Minnesota senator are what ultimately shed the most light on how Carrier IQ was being used.
Dec 21, 2011, 6:45 PMIn context
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post:
Carrier IQ: Motorola, T-Mobile detail use   —  Motorola and T-Mobile responded Tuesday to requests from Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn) for more details on how they use Carrier IQ software.  In its letter to Franken, T-Mobile revealed that it uses the device on some of its premium smartphones including …
Dec 21, 2011, 6:40 PMIn context
Dan Seifert / MobileBurn.com:
Sprint: Carrier IQ has been disabled on our devices   —  A recent rumor has hit the internet stating that Sprint has asked its manufacturer partners to remove Carrier IQ's software from all of the devices that it carries.  We reached out to Sprint for a comment on the matter …
Dec 16, 2011, 3:10 PMIn context

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