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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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EFF offers to defend Carrier-IQ whistle blower from legal action

EFF offers to defend Carrier-IQ whistle blower from legal action

Privacy is very important to most of us in the tech world. We don’t want carriers following our every step online or in the real world. One Android user gong by the name TrevE discovered a violation for the Android user's privacy being conducted by the Carrier-IQ tracking software a while back. The user then went on to warn all the other Android users out there what he had found.

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HTC One M8 Unlocked and Developer Editions: for carrier-agnostics

HTC One M8 Unlocked and Developer Editions: for carrier-agnostics

Right off the bat HTC is going all-in with the HTC One M8 here in New York City, aiming to release every different edition of the handset as quick as possible. What you’re seeing here is a concentrated effort by HTC to show confidence in their device - rather than waiting a period of time before releasing oddities like the Google Play Edition or carrier editions, they’re all coming at once. This includes the HTC One M8 Developer Edition and SIM-unlocked editions as well.

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Moto X customizability breaks out: Moto Maker up for all carriers

Moto X customizability breaks out: Moto Maker up for all carriers

For each of the four major carriers in the United States, the Moto X is able to be ordered custom-colored and configured through the Moto Maker engine. This update comes to the system just this week - finally - after AT&T had been the one and only carrier this system worked with since launch. The price of each version of the machine is now the same for each carrier so long as its through Moto Maker as well.

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iOS 7 Hotspot 2.0 adds WiFi roaming for ubiquitous connections

iOS 7 Hotspot 2.0 adds WiFi roaming for ubiquitous connections

iPhones and iPads running Apple's new iOS 7 later this year may be able to roam more easily between WiFi hotspots, thanks to quietly added support for Hotspot 2.0. The feature, confirmed among the new functionality in iOS 7 that Apple didn't have sufficient keynote time to detail yesterday, builds on the Wi-Fi Alliance's "Certified Passpoint" system, effectively a simple roaming system for WiFi access points.

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HTC One leaks in black with carrier pricing

HTC One leaks in black with carrier pricing

This week the HTC One has leaked once again, this time in a lovely black iteration complete with price points on three of the top four major carriers in the United States. This bodes well for the manufacturer as their launch with the HTC One X and HTC One S from a bit less than a year ago ended up not doing as well as they'd expected, largely due to carrier exclusives - rather than the wide release we're seeing here, that is. Will this be HTC's return to prominence with a single smartphone to rule them all?

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