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Microsoft, Nokia, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and Research In Motion are denying their smartphones and services are loaded with Carrier IQ

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A very interesting paper about privacy breach in many (maybe almost in all) mobile smart phones:

“Microsoft, Nokia, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and Research In Motion are just a few of the companies denying their smartphones and services are loaded with Carrier IQ, the company whose smartphone diagnostics software is accused of monitoring users’ activity without their explicit consent” from http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Security/Carrier-IQ-Connection-Denied-by-Microsoft-RIM-Others-154732/

“embedded by device manufacturers along with other diagnostic tools and software prior to shipment,”

“Carrier IQ’s products constitute a massive privacy breach.”

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Written by youryblog

December 5, 2011 at 1:18 PM

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  1. This paper is interesting, but I think we should be very careful about such things. Maybe it’s make a sense do not use smartphones at all, at least for while. I have two telephones now and both of them are smart 😦 (iPhone and Nokia N96), but I think to change one for a very cheap like $25 telephone, but another – smart one to use only when it’s really necessary and keep switched off all time. All other protections are really useless, until companies understand, that customers want privacy and have at least some rights.

    youryblog

    January 7, 2012 at 8:44 PM

  2. If I see any related information again, I’ll. Maybe later I’ll write a paper about it. I’m going to teach a course about SW Engineering for mobile devices and hope to have more related information.
    Thanks,
    Youry

    youryblog

    June 13, 2012 at 2:00 PM


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