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Originally Posted by Rescuer ModMyi : Apple, iPhone and iPad News so........ let's remove this already. put it in an off topic forum, not headline news This story is on...
11-30-2011, 07:11 PM #21
11-30-2011, 07:31 PM #22
Yes i hear the govenment are using our devices to spy on us, by using the microphones in our phones and cameras as well besides txt, and phone calls.
11-30-2011, 07:32 PM #23
I found a strange named app on my Samsung Transform (it's a Sprint Android). It's called keytracer.apk. I found it comes with my phone because I examined an official update for my phone. Since I have a rooted phone, I deleted the file and my phone seems to run a little bit faster (and safer). I don't like this because it invades on privacy and it is illegal. I say that they need to do something about this.
11-30-2011, 07:39 PM #24
Yep, here is a screenshot of my new HTC Vivid, using logcat and sure enough, I see it...... Thanks for bringing this to attention!
11-30-2011, 07:54 PM #25
Take that android not only do they know where u are at all times but they know every keystroke and can read your text messages even before you receive them wow
11-30-2011, 09:09 PM #26
SMS going through your carrier's servers is something to be worried about? As far as I know your carrier gets these on non-smartphones.
11-30-2011, 09:14 PM #27
11-30-2011, 09:15 PM #28
I'd also like to add this Carrier IQ software is present on iPhones (since 3.1) as well. However, it appears to track less information...
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11-30-2011, 09:28 PM #29
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11-30-2011, 09:42 PM #30
This is a third party grabbing the contents of the communications... as in neither the sender or recipient of the message nor the carrier transmitting the communication. There is a reasonable expectation of privacy that the communication will only be read by its intended recipient. It's a pretty big deal, IMO.
11-30-2011, 09:44 PM #31
11-30-2011, 11:54 PM #32
So, yeah... Apple is just as guilty. And don't fool yourself, I am sure apple didn't remove it from subsequent releases because they all of a sudden had a change of heart and felt it was wrong to track EVERYTHING their customers do. With Apple's track record, they probably wanted to stop sharing the info with/paying for the licensing of Carrier IQ and developed their own proprietary "crapware" that perhaps people haven't found *yet* all in the name of making even more money in an even more closed OS.
EDIT: apparently, Carrier IQ *is* still in iOS (at least through 5.0). According to Chpwn it *appears* to be a stripped down, less intrusive version of it though. Read his full write up here: http://t.co/u80iPlwr
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12-01-2011, 12:55 AM #33
Another reason to run custom Android installations.
12-01-2011, 03:15 AM #34
12-01-2011, 04:28 AM #35
If you read the chpwn articles, apple did have this but stripped down . It was/is more of the debug routine (enable/disable in settings).
This as debug routine (and controllable) makes sense. Info going to 3rd party company does not.
I wonder if adding this to your phones /etc/host file would stop it?
It won't stop it collecting but prevent it from sending
12-01-2011, 05:59 AM #36
Here's a quote from chpwn, the person responsible for finding this "crapware" in apple's phones... which you claim to be factual information that they didn't do that... (wonder where you got your facts from buddy..)
"...the blame here really belongs with the US carriers who obviously demanded this."
12-01-2011, 08:21 AM #37
Makes me glad I don't have an Android or RIM phone!
12-01-2011, 09:36 AM #38
12-01-2011, 01:59 PM #39
Yeah it's only used on the iPhone when it's in diagnostic mode, which is off by default. And even when it's on, it's only logging technical data for diagnostic purposes.
12-01-2011, 03:25 PM #40