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martin_metal_88 December 1, 2011 05:56 AM

ok and? Google is collecting all kind of data from day 1 and no one bother with that. I would bet that Apple is doing the same.

Prolab December 1, 2011 07:24 AM


Blackberry's, Apple and Android seem to have the same problems. And it seems like the Carriers and Manufacturers are grabbing the data.

The Storm Is Not Over Yet – Lets Talk About #CIQ | xda-developers

Interestingly, i didnt find this on my EVO 3D. Not sure if canadian carriers have this -or maybe CarrierIQ named it differently from US carriers.

Cabro December 1, 2011 12:30 PM

Can't say i'm surprised by these findings anymore.:blarg:

chrisk December 1, 2011 01:57 PM

Globe and Mail reports that Canadian carriers say this software is not being used in Canada:
Canadian telcos, RIM deny using Carrier IQ tracking software - The Globe and Mail


Canada's largest mobile phone service providers also say they are not receiving any data from the controversial Mountain View, California-based software company.
Bell says it does not “install or support Carrier IQ or similar programs,” Rogers tweeted “we have investigated and Carrier IQ is not on any of our devices,” and Telus says “it's not something we've installed on any of our devices ... we're not dealing with them.”
Of course this does not mean that we are not being tracked, and I think most of us use this tech with eyes wide open...rooted or not.

enaberif December 1, 2011 06:00 PM

Verified not to be running on my Telus S2X

Perineum December 1, 2011 08:05 PM

Well good, then it's not on mine either....

Nexitus December 2, 2011 01:43 AM

Nexus S bought from Koodo doesn't have it. Though, in this day and age, I have long accepted the fact that most, if not everything I do is being tracked. I assume they just use the data for more advertising crap, and not to steal and/or sell my identity and stuff.

Galcobar December 2, 2011 06:04 AM

Even if you accept the benevolence of the carriers and CarrierIQ itself, the fact all this information is evidently sent in plain text, and is stored somewhere, sounds like identity thieves' heaven.

That said, Canada has the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, whose purported aim is to engender trust in electronic commerce by creating legal restrictions on data gathering -- in short, to define what is private information. PIPEDA has covered essentially all personal information gathered as part of a commercial undertaking since 2004. However, it doesn't apply in Alberta, B.C., Ontario or Quebec because those provinces have their own privacy legislation which the federal cabinet has deemed similar enough to PIPEDA to accomplish the same goal.

The existence of PIPEDA and its requirement for informed consent is quite probably what has kept CarrierIQ out of Canada. Our Privacy Commissioner has demonstrated she's quite willing to take on large corporations whose electronic data gathering violates PIPEDA -- see Facebook.

jibz December 2, 2011 07:25 AM

Seems like general media scare tactics for views/ad revenue...

Galcobar December 2, 2011 08:53 PM

Except for the fact that the media firestorm erupted after CarrierIQ attempted to scare the researcher into silence, the researcher having subsequently proven that CarrierIQ flat lied about the limits of the information collected.

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