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Carrier IQ?!?!?!? what does this mean for us?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by androidweirdo, Nov 18, 2011.

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    More on Carrier IQ | xda-developers

    above is an article on carrier IQ and what it is BUT what does it mean for us rooted users? are we free of this exposure? because me personally i like my privacy and NOT want verizon etc. knowing everything about me and yes i know it says i can opt out but they will still collect information without your knowledge. So my question is, is there a way we can keep them from collecting information?
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    Inquiring minds need to know these things..
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    If your rooted you can remove it. No big deal if your rooted, its the nonrooted phones that need to watch out.
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    Lol, turning it in a sales pitch for iphone is funny. rofl. i bet since this issue has come to light well see someone important bark about it and then itl be removed or at least made aware of on phones.
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    If you've watched the video he created, its quite impressive, and by impressive, I mean terrifying.

    He is only using an HTC Evo 4G in the video, but he doesn't go much into anything about other android phones.
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    I watched it, and showed it to a family member. lol Good to know the president could not have an htc device.
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    Still a newb here, what's "rooted?"
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    Its like admin privledges in windows. Rooted just means you can get past the superficial wall and look at the meat and bones of the OS.
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    The real question is, should I keep my phone unrooted so I can get in on this class action lawsuit... dancedroid
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    lol, i was thinking about that. you know their is a lawyer out their teats just looking for something as big as this to come along.
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    Is this something removed by the rom developer or something you need to deactivate from the rooted user end?

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    I bet its removed by devs but just in case the rooted user might have to do it to.

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    What does it mean for me? I'm not sure... Big Brother is Watching! I don't think I'll say what I'll do, I don't want them heading me off at the pass! xD dancedroid

    So he said it's not just a problem with HTC phones, so what other phones have it and where is the info going??? :angry:
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    I wouldnt worry about it if your rooted. it truly isnt a big deal once you can literally remove any file from the os. Rooted means the rootkit is gone. as for other devices...im not sure. iphone apparently has references to carrier iq but its turned off by default. any rooted device will rule on any brand. just make sure any phone you buy ha at least a couple good devs backing it as thats how youll get root.
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    Yeah, I'm not worried about it! :icon_ lala:

    On a side note... Anyone visited their website? here is a letter stating they don't log keystrokes... http://www.carrieriq.com/Media_Alert_User_Experience_Matters_11_16_11.pdf
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    Anyone want to share how to remove this through liberty ROM. I don't want this lurking on my device.

    For those who are rooted, have you found the files on your device yet?

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    It shouldn't be running on a custom rom at all. I'm not even sure if it would be running on a rooted device...
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    They clearly lie. Trevor showed the keystokes being logged.and them saying they dont sell your personal data to 3rd parties to me means they have some of my personal data. Tracking tools? lol, trevor said the location feature was turned off and it still logged his location. im not sure if he right but if he is thats another lie. And just as another ramble (if their research team reads this) i have to say the shady area surrounding this is whats turning this whole situation bad. Clearly they are hiding a rootkit.... just becuase you call a duck a chicken doesn't make so. a ducks a duck. o_O Either way, to hide this program and to make it unremovable, uninformative (of the true nature of the program), and the complete lack of opting out makes this program so malicious. its like carrier allowed spyware.
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    http://www.theverge.com/2011/12/1/2602313/google-nexus-android-phones-and-original-xoom-tablet-do-not-include

    http://www.theverge.com/2011/11/30/2601875/carrier-iq-references-discovered-apple-ios-iphone
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    Im currently on an OG droid with liquidrom and i checked everywhere and i dont seem to have any trace of carrier IQ. The custom rom must of had it removed.
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