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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Samsung's toxic phone may rise from the ashes as a refurbished phone, as part of an environmentally responsible plan to deal with millions of recalled units.
by Bridget Carey
Uber crash puts brakes on self-driving cars, Whatsapp access sought to fight terror
In today's tech news, a crash involving a self-driving Uber leads the company to halt its autonomy program. A British politician calls for intelligence services to access Whatsapp to fight terrorism. And Spotify partners with Waze to bring music and GPS together.