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Carrier IQ tracking turns into wiretapping suit against it, Samsung ,and HTC

Carrier IQ tracking turns into wiretapping suit against it, Samsung ,and HTC

The tech world has blown up over the last several weeks with Carrier IQ's tacking software being sore point for just about every smartphone user out there that has the software on their devices and didn’t know it. Carrier IQ software was able to track all sorts of stuff on mobile devices without the user knowing it. Some of the biggest smartphone firms out there were using the software too.

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RIM: No Carrier IQ on your BlackBerry

RIM: No Carrier IQ on your BlackBerry

RIM has joined the crowd of manufacturers and carriers distancing themselves from Carrier IQ, telling SlashGear that it neither preloads the snooping software on BlackBerry phones, nor authorizes carrier partners to do so themselves. The Canadian company insists it "did not develop or commission the development of the CarrierIQ application, and has no involvement in the testing, promotion, or distribution of the app" which has been accused of monitoring calls, location and other details of how cellphone owners use their devices.

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Carrier IQ detector app released for Android

Carrier IQ detector app released for Android

A new Android app to identify whether your smartphone has any Carrier IQ tracking/monitoring software installed on it has been released, the Voodoo Carrier IQ detector, giving users a simple way to put their minds to rest on privacy. The handiwork of Android app developer supercurio, the tool is only a few hours old and only partially finished, with the consequent warning that the results can't be entirely relied on yet.

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Google confirms no affiliation with Carrier IQ

Google confirms no affiliation with Carrier IQ

Here's another update to the whole Carrier IQ news blowup in the past week (this time it's Google's turn, instead of Apple). Word on the street is that Google has confirmed that they themselves have no affiliation whatsoever with Carrier IQ, and that Nexus devices do not included the software. So this is essentially Google officially distanced itself from any responsibility for the tracking software from Carrier IQ. We wonder what Carrier IQ's response will be, especially after Senator Al Franken called the company out just this afternoon.

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Carrier IQ called out by Senator Al Franken

Carrier IQ called out by Senator Al Franken

If you're unaware of who Al Franken is in the US Senate, you sure as heck must at least remember him from his days on Saturday Night Live - but today's nothing funny, fans of the giggles, because Franken has just laid down the law on our most recent group under suspicion of being less than honorable when it comes to recording our every move on smartphones. That's right, Carrier IQ, you've been handed more than just a letter from the Franken camp, you've been served a pre-emptive smackdown for the future of your tap-collecting past. Have a look here at what Franken told Carrier IQ about what the Senate is about to investigate them on - bad news for them!

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Apple admits Carrier IQ usage in iOS, but mostly removed in iOS 5

Apple admits Carrier IQ usage in iOS, but mostly removed in iOS 5

Apple has confirmed reports that its previous generation iOS platforms support the Carrier IQ data tracking software, but the company assures that the software has been removed in most of its iOS 5 devices, such as the iPhone 4S, and that future updates are set to remove the software completely. The company follows a number of handset manufacturers and carriers that have issued statements in the past week to distance themselves from Carrier IQ.

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Rogers, Vodafone and O2 add to Carrier IQ denials

Rogers, Vodafone and O2 add to Carrier IQ denials

The quest to dig up the extent of Carrier IQ use in smartphones continues, with more carriers leaping to extricate themselves from the privacy maelstrom. Canada's Rogers Wireless joins Verizon as the North American carriers in insisting that no Carrier IQ software is present on its devices, with a company spokesperson taking to Twitter to confirm that it has investigated handsets and found no evidence of the monitoring tool.

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Nokia denies Carrier IQ tracking; iPhone code spotted but Nexus clean

Nokia denies Carrier IQ tracking; iPhone code spotted but Nexus clean

Nokia has denied reports that its cellphones and smartphones contain code from Carrier IQ, the mobile analytics company accused of logging keypresses, text entry and other use across a huge number of handsets. "CarrierIQ does not ship products for any Nokia devices" a Nokia spokesperson told SlashGear, describing reports otherwise as "inaccurate." However, evidence of at least some potential Carrier IQ tracking has been identified in Apple iOS devices, while Google's Nexus range is believed to be code-free.

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Developer reveals hidden Carrier IQ smartphone app logging everything you do

Developer reveals hidden Carrier IQ smartphone app logging everything you do

What you're about to see may send you into a fireball of fury, but before you have a triple heart attack, know this: though this app you might never have heard of is likely currently logging every keystroke you make, they're almost certainly not using your information for anything ill-willed. Of course that's no consolation for the idea that a number of HTC, Samsung, Nokia, and RIM (BlackBerry) phones have this software embedded in them, this perhaps proving the late Steve Jobs right when he said Android keeps track of everything you do -- and what is the response on the part of the Carrier IQ crew? They've tried to sue the fellow who exposed how their application works.

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Carrier IQ retracts cease-and-desist, claims they don’t track Android users

Carrier IQ retracts cease-and-desist, claims they don’t track Android users

An update from the whole XDA developer blowup yesterday, data-collection company Carrier IQ has apparently retracted their cease-and-desist letter as well publicized an apology to the security researcher and XDA developer Trevor Eckhart after he published his findings and details of a number of Android phones (the majority being Sprint’s) shipped with a nearly undetectable piece of software built by Carrier IQ that could evidently monitor every move from user keystrokes, to which mobile apps were downloaded and installed.

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Samsung blames carriers for non-iPhone uniqueness in court case

Samsung blames carriers for non-iPhone uniqueness in court case

Anyone who follows smartphone news should know about the patent case between Apple and Samsung that's currently raging in court. Apple claims that Samsung copied the design of the iPhone, and it's up to Samsung to prove that it hasn't. Samsung has a lot riding on the hope that it can get the jury to sway to its side, and the way its attempting to do that today is by claiming that it doesn't have much choice when it comes to offering unique devices.

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