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FTC Sets Investigative Sights on Carrier IQ

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Dec 14, 2011, 1:43 PM   by Eric M. Zeman
updated Dec 15, 2011, 8:23 AM

The Federal Trade Commission has decided to investigate allegations that software company Carrier IQ logged user activity without their knowledge or consent and shared that information with wireless network operators, reports the Washington Post. Citing anonymous government officials, the Post says the FTC is looking to see if Carrier IQ violated consumer privacy laws. Carrier IQ confirmed that its senior executives have met with government officials over the matter, which exploded several weeks ago when Carrier IQ's software was discovered by a researcher logging keystrokes. Carrier IQ denies that its software logs keystrokes or monitors text messages. The software is used in handsets sold by AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile USA, but not Verizon Wireless. Carrier IQ has since contradicted the Washington Post's story, claiming that it met with the FTC and FCC voluntarily to discuss the issue.


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Dec 14, 2011, 5:01 PM

Curios About Verizon...

Just because they don't use Carrier IQ, doesn't mean they may not be using another company to do the exact same thing.

What about all the other smaller/local carriers too?
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