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Nov 30 2011   11:57PM GMT

Carrier IQ

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So here’s an interesting tidbit of news. A company known as Carrier IQ has been featured in the news due to a security issue pointing out how the application can be allegedly used on smartphones.

The security researcher was then served with a takedown notice. In kind, the researcher teamed up with the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) who in turn refuted the takedown notice. Then Carrier IQ apologized and retracted the takedown notice.

At the end of the day I think everyone involved realized the error of their ways once the EFF got involved. Kudos to the EFF for protecting our rights in this digital world!

On a side note, the lesson learned here is that you shouldn’t assume your cell phone carrier isn’t spying on you without your consent!

You can read the details of the story here.

-RP

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