Thursday, December 15, 2011

Feds Scrutinizing Carrier IQ

From the article: “The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is investigating allegations that Carrier IQ software is being used by operators to track cell phone activity without user permission…the use of dynamically configurable analytics software such as CarrierIQ itself poses some questions into what information should legitimately be collected by carriers. For example, while your carrier has access to location (via cell towers) and non-HTTPS browsing history on account of providing you wireless service, they typically do not receive this information when you're using your home WiFi. Furthermore, in no case would they normally get access to secure HTTPs browsing activity and precise GPS location.” Read more