Consumer Watchdog Calls for Investigation of Carrier IQ, CarriersDecember 2, 2011
Consumer Watchdog Calls for Investigation of Carrier IQ, Carriers
News from PCWorld:
Consumer Watchdog has called for a U.S. government investigation of Carrier IQ, the maker of tracking software for mobile phones, and its users.
The consumer group on Friday sent letters to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski asking their agencies to investigate the software developer, mobile operating system makers Google and Apple, and mobile carriers.
“The device many of us carry in our pockets has, simply put, been turned into a virtual spy phone,” John Simpson, Consumer Watchdog’s Privacy Project director, said in an email.
Carrier IQ’s software may be secretly installed on 140 million mobile phones, Simpson wrote in his letter to the FCC. The software has the ability to track phone numbers dialed, keystrokes, user location and the URLs of websites the user visits, Simpson wrote.
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