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Carrier IQ under investigation by Federal oversight commissions

0. phoneArena posted on 14 Dec 2011, 15:05

Carrier IQ's woes continue to escalate, as the FCC and FTC are both conducting investigations into the smartphone analytics software...

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posted on 14 Dec 2011, 15:13 3

1. jrodriguezpr (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


posted on 14 Dec 2011, 21:52 2

2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

They could have avoided all of the misery they are going to be in if they made the tracking optional where the user chose whether to turn it on or off. What arrogance.

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 22:35 1

3. GeekMovement (unregistered)

How about we shut Carrier IQ down whether or not they're malicious they're more annoying than anything else and so the FCC and the FTC can go investigate more important issues.

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 13:20

4. roscuthiii (Posts: 2233; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

Feds want to know: How the hell did you guys let yourselves get caught?! This ruins everything. Now I have to prosecute you.

posted on 27 Dec 2011, 15:59

5. fraydoe (Posts: 57; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)

I don't see what the big deal is. It's not like they are telling your family and friends your biggest secret, and it's not like anyone you know can just call Carrier IQ to access your phone and know exactly what your doing. It seems to me that if your so concerned about this issue, your probably hiding a lot of stuff your not supposed to do. I believe Carrier IQ is simply taking this information to better products tuned to our wants and needs. I have no problem with it.

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