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Senator Franken Continues Taking Names in Carrier IQ Inquest—Ass Kicking to Begin Shortly

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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 to respond. [Electronista]

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While Franken is pursuing publicity with this overblown non-issue like the attention whore he is, he is co-sponsoring PIPA, the Senate version of SOPA. This is a true test that shows he devalues human rights in favor the entitled monopolies of his favorite contributors.