[kwlug-disc] CarrierIQ

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Sun Dec 4 17:37:18 EST 2011

There was a podcast about CarrierIQ on Marketplace Tech Report with 
security researcher Chris Soghoian on Friday: 

Caution: Javascrippled and Flash infested, but the audio file seems to 
be at 


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On 11-12-03 11:29 PM, Glenn Henshaw wrote:
> On 2011-12-03, at 8:36 PM, Paul Nijjar wrote:
>> On Sat, Dec 03, 2011 at 08:12:45PM -0500, Paul Nijjar wrote:
>>> I think we all abstractly know we are being tracked, but this makes
>>> the situation uncomfortably explicit, and brings some of the
>>> implications of the new copyright and lawful access bills that are
>>> finally becoming law.
>> The example I was thinking of has to do with Carrier IQ's draconian
>> Cease and Desist to Eckhart's investigations:
>> https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/11/carrieriq-censor-research-baseless-legal-threat
>> In addition to apologizing and redacting his DOCUMENTED RESEARCH,
>> Carrier IQ was going after Eckhart for mirroring Carrier IQ training
>> documents that he thought might be disappeared once the story got out.
>> Sure enough, the documents were disappeared, but Carrier IQ went after
>> Eckhart on the basis of copyright.
>    In the end, the publicity will get them anyways. I believe that CarrierIQ, several phone manufacturers and several carriers have received letters from US senators. I suspect that they will be sent subpoenas to appear before senate committees and explain themselves.
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