Your Android Phone Is Secretly Recording Everything You Do

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Greg Alsobrook, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. tcusta00

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    Careful, google saw that.
     
  2. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    I knew the nice silence all this time was going to end some day.

    Maybe since I have nothing to hide, I'm not worried. :D
     
  3. tcusta00

    tcusta00 Active Member

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    Nope, you certainly lay it all out there for all to see. You're good at that.
     
  4. Sixto

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    At least CarrierIQ has one defender.
     
  5. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. Ditto back at ya.
     
  6. sigma1914

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    Over a hundred million possible phones with this is "overhyped," but 1 phone has a completely fluke incident at it's panic time? :lol:
     
  7. tcusta00

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    Shhhh it could totally happen. Throw your phone out the window like I did. It'll be in the news tomorrow. I called a patch.com reporter over to report on the throwing.
     
  8. kikkenit2

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    For those that have nothing to hide, I hope our enemies aren't keystroke logging everything our military and political leaders are communicating on their cell phones.
     
  9. Sixto

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    This post just goes so far over the line that it's impossible to ignore.

    So what exactly is your point.

    It reads like you personally feel that this CarrierIQ issue is overhyped, and you personally would be more worried about your iPhone exploding then having every keystroke recorded without your permission.

    Simply amazing what some will post for all to read.
     
  10. Drew2k

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    I just checked my original Droid, and no sign of the IQRD or IQ Agent processes running, so I'm in the clear. I've already told my brother-in-law and sister to start calling Verizon and demanding that they send an update to remove CarrierIQ from their Thunderbolts. This is totally unacceptable on one phone, let alone almost all HTC phones sold in the past year...
     
  11. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    All I'm saying is I don't want to know where millions of Android users are.
     
  12. Drew2k

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    We're here, we're Green, get used to it!

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Greg Alsobrook

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  14. phrelin

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    If the info is out there or in there, it can become the subject of a subpoena. As we all know, the never disappearing email and the overused text can end up causing grief you never intended to cause. That's why this is important for many:
    However, long ago I learned to live like there's a news reporter in the corner of any room I'm in intently watching and listening. It's an easy way to limit one's "exposure" to ridicule and/or prosecution.
     
  15. wingrider01

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    considering ATT has about 103 million customers, verizon has about 113 million, and those are only two of the myriad of national and international carriers, it is really not many when you look at the big picture
     
  16. SayWhat?

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    Well, if you want to start skewing numbers, how many of those 216 million are 'smart' phones that would even be susceptible to this bug? 25%?

    I know I don't have one. And never will.
     
  17. hilmar2k

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    Thunderbolt should be clear. My Incredible 2 does not have it, and it is newer than the TBolt.

    It looks like dualsub2006 is right, and VZW may not be utilizing this spyware.
     
  18. hdtvfan0001

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    It is overhyped...read all the other posts yesterday concurring that it is, especially in the context that unlike the OP and headline...it is likely a limited issue with Sprint + RIM devices, and then not even ALL of theirs.

    It's a wrong thing for any carrier to do. Period.

    That said, Drew is right that it's the carrier, and not the phones as the source of the problem. The OP and headline paints an entirely different and misleading picture.

    In contrast, the iPhone 4 is now suspect as for safety, which is 1000 times more of a concern to users.

    There is an ABC News blog on this very topic here, which closely emulates this discussion - there are Apple users who poo-poo the report, Apple users who are concerned, and non-Apple users who take issue with the 1st group.

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2011/11/iphone-4-explodes-midflight-on-australian-airline/

    It illustrates and underscores that it is an issue and a concern for plenty of folks.

    Even more important, like the OP here, BOTH reports are sensationistic, overplaying the facts as to the scope and scale of the issue.
     
  19. Sixto

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    Exactly, you feel that the Australian iPhone incident is of more concern then the CarrierIQ issue.

    Certainly a doggie-type approach to attempt to distract the conversation, obviously carriers need to fix this.
     
  20. hdtvfan0001

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    Totally agree.
     

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