re: Carrier IQ Data Collection Technically Legit, Say Researchers
Ok so we agree that Trever was off in his analysis, and I do agree that it should be opt in opt out, but this doesn't make it Carrier IQ's problem it makes it AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile's <insert carriers="" here="" other=""> problem right? Just trying to understand the issue.
Also just because he saw the output of a volatile debug file in verbose debug mode does not mean that the software actually records it, it simply listens, but ignores anything it isn't set to use. In theory you could do this with a lot of software on phones or anything else for that matter.
Also there is never any analysis done on what is transmitted from the phone to the carrier. Sure the debug mode shows a lot but what is sent home, and in what format.
Also if the profiles used were set to match customer end user agreements with the carriers doesn't that mean that when you signed up you pretty much agreed? I am not saying it is that way, but i would think someone at the carriers legal department would have thought this out a little at least.
And for most of the tin hat waring crowd out there, if you wanted to "spy" on millions of devices, having it send information over the air would not be the way to do it. You would wait till it came in off the tower and then pull it from firewalls, and other monitoring devices. Plus you would need uber amounts of storage. I am talking like exabytes of data storage, which I doubt anyone has, other than the government. Just a thought..</insert>