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Carrier IQ, Apple, Samsung, HTC, and more hit with class-action lawsuit

Carrier IQ, Apple, Samsung, HTC, and more hit with class-action lawsuit

The Carrier IQ scandal continues to spiral and now a new class-action lawsuit has been lodged against the company. The lawsuit, filed by three local law firms led by Sianni & Straite in the Federal Court in Wilmington, Delaware, also lists several other defendants, targeting handset manufacturers Apple, Samsung, HTC, and Motorola as well as US carriers AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile.

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Carrier IQ under investigation by European regulators

Carrier IQ under investigation by European regulators

Carrier IQ has landed in an ocean of hot water for the alleged tracking and intercepting of keystrokes that the software is said to perform. It has been found that many of the more popular mobile phones and smartphones on the market are using the Carrier IQ software. While the company claims that the responsibility for the data stored falls on the carrier and not with it, the company is still under investigation by European regulators.

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Carrier IQ: Blame operators, not us

Carrier IQ: Blame operators, not us

Carrier IQ has come out fighting amid the ongoing controversy around alleged cellphone tracking and covert customer data collection, claiming information gathered from users amounts to little more than crash logs. While security researchers originally claimed Carrier IQ was gathering text messages as well as location data, in fact "the content of the SMS is never stored and never transmitted" company marketing VP Andrew Coward told the Register. Instead, it's claimed only certain keypresses are tracked to spot errors in a carrier's network. Responsibility for what data is collected and stored rather than passing straight through Carrier IQ's systems - and indeed loading the Carrier IQ software onto the phone you might be using - lies with your operator.

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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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