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Verizon Says Carrier IQ Software Not on Its Phones

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Dec 1, 2011, 8:28 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Carrier IQ software is not installed on any of the phones sold by Verizon Wireless, according to a tweet posted by Verizon Wireless spokesperson Jeffrey Nelson. "To be 100% clear: Carrier IQ is *not* on Verizon Wireless phones," tweeted Nelson. Carrier IQ has come under fire recently for its software, which monitors certain aspects of user behavior on smartphones.

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Dec 1, 2011, 12:22 PM

Yeah right...

So if they don't use CarrierIQ, this is not to say they don't use another piece of software under a different name that does the same thing. There's too much at stake here. A cat and mouse game for privacy!
I fear you're right; seems too tempting for Big Red to pass-up. They do have that disclaimer on their web site about privacy and tracking where you can opt out; what does that cover? Anybody know?
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