"... The aim is to disable the debugging messages ..." in other words: to hide what they are doing, not to stop. Nice one, this one ... :)
ITS BS! They knew exactly what they were doing. I bet my money that its the government that did this in order to track "terrorist" by allowing the software to safe all message and then scan them for "unique" words or phrases that can be a treat to national security. Its not being paranoid and its completely pluasable. They don't care about sex messages or anything like that, its to help goverment and police to prevent or solve crimes/incidents/attacks. Obviously. Its a good thing when you think about it but its still invaiding privacy!
"1984" is coming way too fast. It seems like our personal information has too much value to not be tracked and reported to many.
could somebody remind me why we need applications from carrier IQ on our smartphone. What purpose does it serve? Why is it being installed by carriers?
I do agree with others that a first step at personal protection is to not use a carrier supplied phone.
This is not a bug.. these are intentionally created hacks...
i personally don't use a data plan on my phone and try to buy an unlocked phone whenever possible.
i hope this helps my privacy.
now many people may say, "if you have nothing to hide..."
the issue isn't whether you do or don't have anything to hide.
it's the principle behind it.
and for all those who say, "if you have nothing to hide...",
i say to them, "if you have nothing to hide than let me come to your house and rummage through your possessions indiscriminately."
Feels weird, most Android phones are still being tracked and recorded as we speak, with most not even aware. I believe this activity will probably carry on, due to the open source nature of Android.
Why do I find myself not believing what this company says about their product?
Bugs... yeah, right... just happened to get through all testing and into the final production version like that? As if!
everything are bugs and not supposed to happen.
Cmon, did anyone really think for one moment that corporations like this (CIQ) will be able to fully disclose the truth? Cmon think about who would benefit most using their technology. Consumers? I think not! We're just the data.
While I can understand the need for debugging as a developer, leaving it enabled for consumers was a very bad idea.
This is a total lie to calm people down and to think that they're alright!!guys throw androids in dustbin as its an open platform..easy for these companies like carrier IO to hack!!Get a BB/Apple handset!!as the proverb goes-'Prevention is better then cure'
BS! I don't buy it!!!
This does not explain why and for what reason they exist in the first place. What do they do with the information they collect? In reality nothing is safe anymore especially with cyber network. Sony got hacks, U.S governemnt got hack, with wikileak able to hack nost secure site. i really dont waht what i type on my phone to be at someone server. Period. Sometime i wonder where is the privacy admendment at?
this is horse shit.
There are trying to get a clean image obviously...
I dont think its gonna work out..
If they did get the privacy files they must face lawsuit..
I also believe google had a role in this too..
(since they are interested in the bussiness matters of andriod, a way to monitor, learn, so they can put the AD in the right palce).
They must learn to respect the privacy of the others either in the easy way or the hard way
FBI has confirmed Carrier IQ files have been used for law enforcement purposes. Carrier IQ are aware of the text logging - and have provided evidence to the FBI. Freedom of Information Act cannot be used as FBI is blocking it due to the messages being used in "legal proceedings".
This is far from over and I believe that we have only begun to scratch the surface on something that runs very deep indeed.
Greg, 13 Dec 2011You are right, thhey stolen our privacy. They are going too far and nobody care. I never buy a... moreYou DO realize that even without a contract, service providers can still eavesdrop on your calls, record your text messages and generously share it all with the governments in your respective country!
The US has a history of spying on its citizens; India as well, and countries in the rest of Asia or Middle East are no better either.
Luke, 13 Dec 2011I wonder what are the chances for a massive lawsuit? When signing a contract with a provider o... moreYou are right, thhey stolen our privacy. They are going too far and nobody care. I never buy a phone from carrier or with contract, just via ebay and factory unlocked
Do you really believe what CarrierIQ said in that statement, GSMArena?
I can see that you cant see
the blind leads the blind
one voice one mind
guess you bought the facade
so give up you soul to the TV god now
no struggle no fight
when you're told what is wrong and told what is right
not a thought not a peep
cuz you have no say in the land of the sheep....
I'm not relieved. I have been thinking about a smart phone but will not buy one that tracks me or my usage in any way. ANY way. My phone calls, browsing and sending and receiving of S.M.S's are my business and my business alone.