Carrier IQ Sits Down With the Feds for a Nice Long Talk

Carrier IQ execs were in DC yesterday meeting with FTC and FCC officials about its alleged spying antics. Both agencies are probing the carrier over allegations that its tracking software was installed on more than 150 million smartphones without user knowledge. » 12/14/11 4:32pm 12/14/11 4:32pm

Senator Franken Continues Taking Names in Carrier IQ Inquest—Ass…

As head of the Senate's privacy panel, Senator Al Franken has spearheaded the investigation into Carrier IQ's potential violations of multiple federal statutes. Now, he's requested AT&T, Sprint, HTC, and Samsung explain themselves as to what data, exactly, they've gathered using the program. They've until December 14th… » 12/06/11 3:40am 12/06/11 3:40am

Carrier IQ, HTC, and Samsung Sued for Millions Over Tracking

We knew lawsuits would arise over Carrier IQ. Just a day after the Senate launched an investigation into the debacle, Carrier IQ, Samsung and HTC have been nailed with class action lawsuits that could cost them hundreds of millions of dollars. » 12/02/11 9:46am 12/02/11 9:46am

AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile All 'Fess Up To Using Carrier IQ

While phone manufacturers have been passing the buck and Carrier IQ itself tried to deny any wrong-doing over its snooping software, in a fit of honesty three providers are openly admitting to using the spying application. » 12/02/11 4:00am 12/02/11 4:00am

Carrier IQ Speaks! And of Course It Denies All Wrongdoing

It hasn't been a good week for Carrier IQ. First a damning video apparently illustrating the extent of what information the program collects surfaces, then everything goes to shit. Now, the company is facing a Senate investigation for potentially millions of violations of privacy laws. And this is the response? » 12/02/11 12:12am 12/02/11 12:12am

Apple Ditched Carrier IQ with iOS 5

Apple's weighed in on the Carrier IQ poo-storm, and says it's basically washed its hands of the controversial rootkit with iOS 5. Post-iOS 3 software had been found to have references to Carrier IQ, but Apple says it's going to completely wipe out whatever's left in a future update. » 12/01/11 4:49pm 12/01/11 4:49pm

What Is Carrier IQ? (Updated)

Holy data privacy scandal! Over the last week the news that Carrier IQ has been tracking millions of smartphone users without their knowledge has ballooned into a full-blown clusternut. Carrier IQ, huh? Sounds nefarious. But what exactly does it do? And why should you care? » 12/01/11 2:52pm 12/01/11 2:52pm

These Are the Phones We're Pretty Sure Don't Have Carrier IQ (Updated)

Turns out a lot more phones that we originally thought are infected with Carrier IQ, the nothing-you-can-do-about-it rootkit that has all the tinfoil hat people crowing. But not all! Here's a list of the phones that have had hard denials from their manufacturer or carrier or have been found to be clean. » 12/01/11 9:39am 12/01/11 9:39am

Yes, Your iPhone Can Track You With Carrier IQ, Too

All hell broke loose yesterday when it was discovered that most (but not all) Android phones (and BlackBerries, and others) are recording every keystroke you make. Now, references to the same software have been discovered in Apple's iOS. But in this case, it only logs technical data and it's off by default. » 12/01/11 8:53am 12/01/11 8:53am