Carrier-IQ – updated
This is the final post for today but worth mentioning. Carrier-IQ is basically a rootkit by most definitions. If you have a stock HTC or Samsung it could be spying on you. It was discovered by one of the developers on XDA Developers. Read here to follow the story. Unacceptable. Completely unacceptable.
It seems Carrier IQ have reflected on their moment of madness and changed their position. They have withdrawn their cease and desist order and apologised. Perhaps we can now concentrate on what manufacturers such as HTC are actually using this rootkit for. What information are they monitoring, for what purpose, and why are they doing this without asking permission.