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What's the story on this Verizon???
rduckwor
Member

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/11/secret-software-logging-video/

 

Are you logging my key strokes and looking at my private info?  Some much for HTTPS encryption.

 

I would like the courtesy of an answer please.


RMD

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Re: What's the story on this Verizon???
Joey301
Member

This is very disturbing. :smileysad:

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Re: What's the story on this Verizon???
Elitist_Jerk
Novice

coummity forums, "verizon" won't answer you

 

 

this really shouldnt be newsto you, everything is being kept everywhere. google has your info, facebook has your info

 

apple is tracking you

 

Really what harm has ever been done to you that you think was caused by carrier iq

 

This has been around for a while and hasn't affected any of us..yet

 

 

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Re: What's the story on this Verizon???
gerio
Sr. Member
Okay, here's yer story...(I posted this elsewhere, BTW)

Gee, it's like no one ever heard of "cookies" (and I don't mean Keebler or SoftBatch).

Anyone doing electronic transactions is doing some form of this. If they claim they don't, they are lying or at least spinning their activities.

Individual privacy died with the invention of the telephone (I remember, as a kid in the days of party lines, some neighbor kid showing us how he listened in on the other parties' conversations and thinking that was twisted). It hasn't gotten any better, it will just get worse. Is it serious? YES. Can we do anything about it? Yes, but we won't. It's gonna take more than a few folks haughtily posturing on an Internet forum (gee, the forum owners can't track us, can they? Please, grow up already) to get anything done. And then, you trust this government to do anything effective that isn't profitable to them?? I'm chuckling now at the thought.

Just face it. We are screwed. In every way imaginable, and not just because, OMG! Phone makers are tracking us. No, an immeasurable percentage of the population cares enough to lift a finger over this. And my faith in humankind says that this ain't gonna change. Go ahead, prove me wrong. No one loves hearing "I told ya so!" more than me, I assure you. I'm not sure what's worse...the fact that this tracking activity is going on or the fact that no one seems to care, past a few folks bloviating on an Internet forum about it. Lots of effort to do that, eh...:smileyvery-happy:

The day I chose this cynical view of things is the day I felt better and quit worrying about it.

There ya go...
Geri O
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Re: What's the story on this Verizon???
rduckwor
Member

Yeah, I know.  I really don't mind them collecting network and handset data.

 

What really fries me is that the Carrier IQ rootkit was written to grab ALL keystrokes.  This includes HTTPS protocol that is grabbed and logged before encryption.  Now as I understand it, that may be the only way to do this at the rookit level, but that is a true breach of privacy.

 

VZW claims they don't utilize this softwware, but I'l  but there is something similar they use.

 

Like I said, I could care less about acquisition of useful data, but if you're going to snoop my secured traffic and subvert recognized universal internet protocols, please have the courtesy to tell me in advance.  I just might want to change my habits and maybe my handset.

 

RMD

 

 

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Re: What's the story on this Verizon???
HighDesert
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Verizon already has answered this -- They say that their devices don't have Carrier IQ.

also restated by DansDroid

 

Or course...people can/will say, "They're lying!"  Could be...

...But AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile have admitted that their devices do have Carrier IQ, and Apple says that their devices do except those running iOS5, so seems like it would be safe for VZW to admit it if true.  If VZW was lying they'd look much worse if Carrier IQ was then detected on their devices.  And people already have developed tools to detect it.

If/If-not Carrier IQ is discovered on VZW devices then we'll know who is rational and who is paranoid. :smileywink:

 

You can read a long discussion on this subject on the Motorola Bionic board:

Carrier IQ

 

Another story today on the general subject of data-collected-by/from-my-phone/apps:

I Know My Phone’s "Spying" on Me, But How Bad Is It?

from that really great source of tips/hacks/info for life: Lifehacker


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Re: What's the story on this Verizon???
rduckwor
Member

http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-57336064-281/carrier-iq-verbatim-answers-from-company-exec-researc...

 

CNet article RE:  Carrier IQ.  Sorry guys, but if it logs keystrokes EVEN TO A TEMP BUFFER,  it's a keylogger.  Semantics.

 

We know VZW is collecting data somehow, even if they disavow Carrier IQ.

 

That's O.K. by me if it HELPS GET THIS CLUSTER OF A HANDSET FIXED.


RMD

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Re: What's the story on this Verizon???
HighDesert
Novice

rduckwor wrote:

 

We know VZW is collecting data somehow, even if they disavow Carrier IQ.

 


How do we know that?

I mean, "know" is an absolute -- requiring documentation, not a guess...or paranoid delusion.  If you have a link to actual documented evidence of this, please share.

Just wondering...

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Re: What's the story on this Verizon???
droidsw
Sr. Member
Who is naive enough to think that anything you do on a cellphone isn't tracked?

I know, I know, the Big Brother and privacy issues are important to some people, but our cars "spy" on us (OnStar) and so do our computers.

Getting all riled up over this just doesn't make sense. Doubt anything will change it. Kudos if the outcry helps. Till then, you can always use pay phones, if you can find one.
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gerio
Sr. Member

From what I've heard, it's not just Onstar....

 

The "black boxes" record a bit of info that the insurance companies and/or law enforcement can use when determining fault and responsibility in auto accidents. And this has been going on for years. I don't think it's quite as simple as I make it sound here, but it has been going on. 

 

I think this is google-able (gee, what a word...:smileyvery-happy:)

 

Geri O

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