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Sen. Al Franken gets answers from Carrier IQ, carriers -- 'still very troubled by what's going on'

Sen. Al Franken gets answers from Carrier IQ, carriers -- 'still very troubled by what's going on'

Phil Nickinson 59

U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., didn't like what he'd heard about the whole Carrier IQ saga. And after receiving answers from the analytics company, he still doesn't like what he hears. On Thursday,  Franken, chairman of the Senate Subcommitte on Privacy, Technology and the Law, issued a statement on the reponses he received. More analysis AT&T's user of Carrier IQ extends to...

Sprint: 26 million devices with Carrier IQ, but we only ping a fraction at one time

Sprint: 26 million devices with Carrier IQ, but we only ping a fraction at one time

Phil Nickinson 25

Update: Sprint says it's no longer using Carrier IQ Sprint, in its reponse to U.S. Sen. Al Franken over its use of the Carrier IQ software, goes into great detail about how and why it needs and uses such analytic data, reiterating that "The Carrier IQ diagnostic tool can help Sprint engineers understand the functionality (or not) of handset appliations when connecting with the network...

Carrier IQ named 'company under $100M to watch' -- and users don't even get a thank-you

Carrier IQ named 'company under $100M to watch' -- and users don't even get a thank-you

Jerry Hildenbrand 16

Market research firm IDC has named Carrier IQ -- a name that provokes a cringe or two -- one of the "companies to watch" for analytics groups under $100 million in revenue.  Because it sells away data about your phone use -- telling your carrier what apps you use, how you use them, and when you use them -- we don't like it much around these parts.  It's sneaky -- and sneaky is bad.  How...

PrivacyStar Porsche wins 2011 GT Drivers’ Championship, now you can win some free PrivacyStar licenses

PrivacyStar Porsche wins 2011 GT Drivers’ Championship, now you can win some free PrivacyStar licenses

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The folks from PrivacyStar are celebrating a bit after their sponsored Porsche 911 GT3 driven by Patrick Long won the 2011 GT Drivers Championship in the Pirelli World Challenge at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia. If you're not familiar with PrivacyStar, they offer a complete solution for call blocking, text blocking, call lookup and even caller ID on Android devices. The app offers...