Carrier IQ: How big a threat is it?

roundup Maker of the software that monitors smartphone performance is facing increasing scrutiny, following a security researcher's report on Carrier IQ.

The maker of the software that monitors smartphone performance is facing increasing scrutiny, following a security researcher's report on Carrier IQ.

Carrier IQ privacy flap may spur new federal law

The embattled software maker is already the subject of lawsuits and probes by two federal agencies, but one member of Congress thinks another federal law is necessary.
(Posted in Privacy Inc. by Declan McCullagh)
Jan 30, 2012 12:11 PM PT

Sprint updates phones to eliminate Carrier IQ

Sprint said in December that it would work to get rid of the controversial Carrier IQ software on devices on its network. And now it's starting to send out over-the-air updates.
(Posted in Signal Strength by Marguerite Reardon)
January 17, 2012 12:21 PM PT

Carrier IQ exec says company has learned lessons

Marketing VP Andrew Coward talks to CNET about the company's missteps and how it's dealing with "this period of crisis."
(Posted in Insecurity Complex by Elinor Mills)
December 14, 2011 5:03 PM PT

Feds scrutinizing Carrier IQ

Report says the FTC is investigating Carrier IQ, but company executive says he doesn't know of a formal probe.
(Posted in Insecurity Complex by Elinor Mills)
December 14, 2011 12:16 PM PT

Carrier IQ opens up about its service, but can it quell the unrest?

Company issues a lengthy document detailing what its service does and even acknowledge having a software bug that unintentionally shared more data than expected.
(Posted in The Digital Home by Don Reisinger)
December 13, 2011 6:44 AM PT

Carrier IQ analysis finds no evidence of 'keylogger'

An in-depth analysis of Carrier IQ finds no evidence of an alleged keylogger, but other privacy concerns remain.
(Posted in Privacy Inc. by Declan McCullagh)
December 5, 2011 10:34 AM PT

Got Carrier IQ? At least three apps can tell the answer

Lookout Labs is the latest to release a CIQ detector in the form of a free app.
(Posted in Crave by Eric Mack)
December 4, 2011 9:17 AM PT

Carrier IQ verbatim: Answers from company exec, researchers

Contrary to preliminary reports, Carrier IQ's software doesn't actually appear to be a "rootkit keylogger." CNET talks to an executive at the company about what the software actually does.
(Posted in Privacy Inc. by Declan McCullagh)
December 2, 2011 8:20 PM PT

Carrier IQ faces lawsuits, lawmaker seeks FTC probe

Three lawsuits allege privacy law violations, a congressman asks FTC to investigate, and activists seek FCC and DOJ probes of the mobile data-collection software.
(Posted in Insecurity Complex by Elinor Mills)
December 2, 2011 1:09 PM PT

How Carrier IQ was wrongly accused of keylogging

In a rush to virtual judgement, Carrier IQ is accused of "keylogging," which turns out to be a false claim. There are still some privacy concerns, though.
(Posted in Privacy Inc. by Declan McCullagh)
December 2, 2011 10:44 AM PT

Android app tells you if Carrier IQ is on your phone--kinda

The application, called Voodoo Carrier IQ detector, was launched in the Android Market earlier today, but the developer says its results "are not reliable yet."
(Posted in The Digital Home by Don Reisinger)
December 2, 2011 6:09 AM PT

What does Carrier IQ do on my phone--and should I care? (FAQ)

Programmer says the software violates mobile-user privacy, but Carrier IQ and some security experts say the threat is overblown.
(Posted in Insecurity Complex by Elinor Mills)
December 1, 2011 4:28 PM PT
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Carrier IQ: More privacy alarms, more confusion

Apple, Verizon, RIM, and other companies distance themselves from Carrier IQ, and a U.S. senator queries the company. But it's unclear what information the software actually transmits.
(Posted in Privacy Inc. by Declan McCullagh)
December 1, 2011 2:09 PM PT

How to disable Carrier IQ on your iOS device

While it isn't 100 percent clear exactly what information Carrier IQ is reporting back from your iOS device, you can disable your iDevice from reporting anything in a few steps.
(Posted in How To by Jason Cipriani)
December 1, 2011 10:43 AM PT

Carrier IQ tracking iPhone customers too, hacker says

The mobile tracking company that has been the source of much debate in the Android ecosystem is also running its software on iPhones, a new report claims.
(Posted in The Digital Home by Don Reisinger)
December 1, 2011 6:44 AM PT

Android handsets secretly logging keystrokes, SMS messages?

That's the claim made by Trevor Eckhart, a man who posted a video showing Carrier IQ's software being used to document just about everything users do on their devices.
(Posted in The Digital Home by Don Reisinger)
November 30, 2011 6:43 AM PT

Carrier IQ apologizes, drops threat to security researcher

A seller of smartphone-monitoring software withdraws a copyright infringement accusation and threatened legal action after the EFF comes to Trevor Eckhart's defense.
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
November 25, 2011 3:41 AM PT

Android researcher: Carrier IQ 'diagnostic' tool really a rootkit spy

A researcher claims software installed on many smartphones could be used to obtain sensitive information on users. Carriers deny the possibility.
(Posted in Insecurity Complex by Elinor Mills)
November 17, 2011 3:15 PM PT
 

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