realized writes: Yesterday Carrier IQ released a report which tries to answer some questions about how the system operates. Also after reports of the FBI using Carrier IQ data – the company sidestepped the question their response by saying "Carrier IQ has never provided any data to the FBI. If approached by a law enforcement agency, we would refer them to the network operators" Additionally the EFF just released a report which says they believe keystroke data "oeis in fact being inadvertently transmitted to some third parties" but they would like to study carrier profiles to verify information.
realized writes: Carrier IQ has finally answered some of the questions everybody has been asking in 19 page report released earlier today. The report, while doesn’t answer all questions does cover some and specifically addresses some issues came up on the now famous youtube video released by android developer Trevor Eckhar. Carrier IQ specifically addresses some of the main issues that arose from his video, claiming in this document that they do not read or even have the ability to read text message data among other things.
realized writes: As earlier reported on Slashdot, CarrierIQ installs software on cellphones to track user activity. The company earlier denied that they had a “root kit” installed but won’t go into details as to what they track. CarrierIQ is now suing the man responsible for shedding light on CarrierIQ for “copyright infringement” for copying the company’s training manuals and posting it on his own website. Luckily, EFF has decided to help out the XDA Developer, TrevE. You can see the letter here (https://www.eff.org/sites/default/files/eckhart_cease_desist_demand_redacted.pdf)