Carrier IQ saga continues, Senator Al Franken still demanding answers
1. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4498; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
There is just something very despicable with the way Carrier IQ is handling themselves. What is the point of such a company? What are they doing with this information? Who are they sharing it with? Why not be upfront on this? Also why are so many carriers included in these blatant invasions of privacy?
In other words, why does Carrier IQ even exist? & how can the carriers allow them or work with them on their networks?
6. GeekMovement (Posts: 1588; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
exactly my question as well. the other phones without carrierIQ is doing perfectly fine off without it! GO AWAY CARRIER IQ WE DONT WANT YOU~~~
2. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
i'm guessing they are sharing it with CIA?
3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4498; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
You know what, you maybe 100% correct. The government does work in mysterious ways. It's just that companies should never be allowed to compromise people's privacy without their consent.
I am sure we haven't heard the last of this & frankly this is going to get more ugly before it gets better.
8. roscuthiii (Posts: 1885; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
I pointed that out as a joke when the hoopla all started with Carrier IQ.
CarrierIQ - CIQ? Almost CIA. Just Q & A interchanged. Why Q&A? They've got questions, we've got the answers they want.
That was a joke then, but now... I'm not so sure. You may be right.
I wouldn't doubt that the government inquiries aren't just a dog & pony show to placate the masses and all they're really asking this CIA, err CIQ, is how in the hell they let themselves get caught.
4. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)
maybe mr. senator is cheating with his wife thats why he is very concern about this.. any of the information collected obviously wont be available to anybody.. and as i've mentioned earlier, this is only for 'national security' purposes..
5. Gawain (Posts: 378; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)
Don't worry, Franken will do a comedy skit on the Senate floor and the issue will be appropriately toxic for anyone to touch. This clown is such an opportunist. There is nothing here!! The carriers retain more data than this CarrierIQ tool. We need to be able to attach pics with our posts, because this is a "double facepalm" moment...