The recent statements from Carrier IQ that they are not logging keystrokes, or recording personal/private information being passed in and out my mobile devices may be true. But that doesn’t mean I want this software on my device.
Lets look at this picture for a moment. Here, an organization (the carriers) decides to install network diagnostic software on a device without the consumer knowing about it.
Without the consumer knowing about it…
Let that sink in. When you purchase a desktop computer, or a laptop computer, do you get this same type of software installed with…Windows? What about Linux? Does this type of software get shipped on your Mac in OS/X? Yes, similarly, but your notified, or even given an opt-in for the process (e.g. A problem has occurred. Would you like to send this [report] to [company] ? Yes / No). We see his sort of functionality in Windows when problems arise, we see this sort of thing when browsers crash and the vendor wants information about the crash. So why is Carrier IQ getting so much heat about their diagnostic software? Read the rest of this entry
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