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The recent Carrier-IQ scandal has caused such a commotion when several smartphone users discovered that the app was pre-installed on their devices. Apart from just being installed on the device, the app collected user data including time and geographic location, without the consent of its user. As a result, the…

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According to Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt: Google does not work with nor does it support Carrier IQ. The statement was released last Thursday, after a hacking expert produced a YouTube video encasing his Android-powered HTC device running the Carrier IQ software program. This led many to associate the OS…

BitDefender Mobile Security – App Review

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by on December 7, 2011 7:59 am
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There are hundreds of security related apps on the Android Marketplace. Yes, they all do pretty much the same things such as scanning, finding, restoring, and commonly, annoying its Android user. Some security apps take no initiative in seeing the side of the average day user. What I mean by…

How to Remove Carrier IQ on an Android Device

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by on December 4, 2011 10:05 am
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Many of you have heard in the news that a hidden application, known as Carrier IQ, is stored in over 140 million smartphones. This includes Android, Blackberry and iOS devices. Android developer Trevor Eckhart has posted a video in YouTube showing users that the application simply logged almost everything performed…