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#1 roadkill

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 11:25 PM

"Eckhart labeled the software a “rootkit,” and the Mountain View, California-based software maker threatened him with legal action and huge money damages. The Electronic Frontier Foundation came to his side last week, and the company backed off on its threats. The company told Wired.com last week that Carrier IQ’s wares are for “gathering information off the handset to understand the mobile-user experience, where phone calls are dropped, where signal quality is poor, why applications crash and battery life.”
The company denies its software logs keystrokes. Eckhart’s 17-minute video clearly undercuts that claim."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T17XQI_AYNo

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This seems related, btw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uAiWFdoJDg

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 12:26 AM

the other side of that monologue btw

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 02:44 AM

That other side kinda ruins the first side... I didn't know he was going off of omens.
I liked it a lot because of the dictatorship based on money part... and recharging via underground metaphor...

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 05:52 AM

So, how do we go about getting rid of this rootkit? I've yet to see anything about that.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 11:15 AM

Interesting.. I went looking for it on my phone but it couldn't find any references to it. Mine is an old original Nexus One and it appears it's not installed on the google sanctioned phones.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:51 PM

lolwiretapping

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So, how do we go about getting rid of this rootkit? I've yet to see anything about that.

How To Remove It From Your Device

If you want to remove it from your device, you have two choices. Either flash a custom ROM that doesn’t contain Carrier IQ (as described above), or use Eckhart’s Logging Test App to remove it. Both solutions require rooting your phone.
To remove it with the Logging Test App, download the original app and then buy the $0.99 Pro licence from the Android Market. Then, open it up, hit the Menu button, and tap “Remove CIQ”. This will completely remove it from your device.
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Posted 02 December 2011 - 07:20 PM

Glad I use CyanogenMod (although that means I'm forced to trust them too.)

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 03:07 AM

cyanogen,enomther are some cool mothers. a friend of mine is big into android and i believe wouldn't sturr me wrong when it comes to the mods that i use. reading the article though some of it is based on if the rom is custom or is just a tweeked up version of the normal android.os.
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 12:25 PM

I'll just leave this here
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Posted 13 December 2011 - 12:46 PM

"The FBI disclosed this weekend that data gathered by Carrier IQ software is used by it for "law enforcement purposes", but refused to give details of how it has done so."

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