14 Replies Latest reply: May 6, 2012 6:22 AM by h2oskierc RSS

    Carrier IQ What Can Be Done?

      Apparently T-Mobile installs Carrier IQ software on their Android devices. This software (CIQ) has the capability of logging tremendous amounts of sensitive data and gives carriers access to all or most of it. Exactly how each carrier (T-Mobile) uses the software remains somewhat of a mystery.  Carrier IQ users are unaware of the software's existence, as it runs in the background and doesn't require authorized consent to function. From a permissions standpoint -- with respect to Android -- the software is capable of logging users keystrokes, recording telephone calls, storing text messages, tracking location and more. It is often difficult or impossible to disable. It does not appear in the list of active processes, and doesn't respond to "force quit" commands. This software is set to startup when Android launches.