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NEWS: Carrier IQ Tracking Scandal

Carrier IQ: A Diagnostic Tool Carrier IQ, a diagnostic tool installed in millions of smartphones all over the world, is gathering a lot of info about your activity – possibly even recording keystrokes, content of SMS messages and more – and sending it to a third party. On nearly all Android devices It’s present on […]

Carrier IQ: A Diagnostic Tool

Carrier IQ, a diagnostic tool installed in millions of smartphones all over the world, is gathering a lot of info about your activity – possibly even recording keystrokes, content of SMS messages and more – and sending it to a third party.

On nearly all Android devices

It’s present on nearly all Android devices, but not Galaxy Nexus, Google Nexus One, Nexus S, or the Motorola Xoom. It’s also present on iOS devices, but it seems to be active only when the device is in diagnostic mode.

What is Carrier IQ

Carrier IQ is a tool whose primary purpose is recording various info which helps carriers improve the quality of service for their customers. This is the short version of what is quickly becoming a very complicated story with huge implications for user privacy.

[Source: Mashable]