Carrier IQ, HTC, Samsung hit by privacy lawsuits – Mobile World Live

Carrier IQ, HTC, Samsung hit by privacy lawsuits

05 DEC 2011

Carrier IQ, HTC and Samsung are being sued for violating the Federal Wiretap Act, reports PaidContent. Class actions filed in Chicago and St. Louis are seeking millions of dollars on behalf of US residents who had the software on their mobile phones. The controversy around Carrier IQ was sparked by a YouTube video alleging that the software recorded a raft of private user data, including text input into secure websites, key presses, and the content of message.  Carrier IQ said the software “does not record, store or transmit the contents of SMS messages, email, photographs, audio or video.”

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