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Old 11-30-2011, 07:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Carrier IQ (Spyware) on Blackberry?

I'm glad you posted this - you beat me to it!

This is becoming big news.
Your Smartphone Is Spying on You - Yahoo! News

The Android developer's video showing the keylogging on an Android device was posted on Gizmodo yesterday.
Your Android Phone Is Secretly Recording Everything You Do

It seems some folks have been aware of Carrier IQ for some time now, but I hadn't heard of it until yesterday. The company, of course, denies the spyware:
http://www.carrieriq.com/Media_Alert...s_11_16_11.pdf

But they jumped on the researcher who published this and threatened him with a C&D letter, article here:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/1...s-legal-threat
Letter here, PDF:
https://www.eff.org/sites/default/fi...d_redacted.pdf
That kind of response from the company makes them look more suspicous, IMO.

And the EFF sent strong letter to Carrier IQ and they have backed down some, PDF.
https://www.eff.org/sites/default/fi...d_response.pdf

I have't seen anything that demonstrates or confirms Carrier IQ has been found on BlackBerrys however.

There is likely gong to be a lot of backlash over this, so stay tuned.
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