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carrier IQ question for verizon

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Here are the questions I would ask Verizon if I could.  Does my Droid X have Carrier IQ installed?  If so, can I get software to remove it without rooting my phone?  If not, can you send me a new phone?  If the answer to these questions are yes, no, no then I will be joining in on a class action suit.  I never agreed to have keylogger software software installed on my phone.

 

Verizon needs to let users install whatever software on thier phones that they want, and not install anything they don't want.  It is that simple.  The days of bloated "Verizon Android" operating systems need to end now.

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I doubt anyone really can answer that question

 

 

just void your warranty and put what you want on your phone imo

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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.

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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verizon went on record stating that they don't install it and i believe them.....at least with my device. i've tested the tbolt and there is no Carrier IQ on it.

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I understand that no one wants all information stored on their device but there hasnt been any information that verifies that the information is transmitted and also the information that so many are reporting recently isnt any diffrent than the information that can be tracked through using the SDK for android...   At this time I think this is just another thing that users wants to get worked up over..  Another thing that the poster failed to post is that the data is purged regularly from the systems log...

 

Besides I can run any device with any OS and be able to retrieve the same information...  Its time to drop the panic alert with every post about a rootkey or keylogger when in programming the developer uses this data to troubleshoot a device so it isnt always a attack .

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I ran a new app on my phone and confirmed that it does NOT have the Carrier IQ software.  Now if only I could delete V-Cast and the other bloatware I don't want.

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With a screen name like yours, I can certainly understand your concerns over privacy..:smileyhappy:)

(okay, someone was gonna say it...)

Geri O
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gerio wrote:
With a screen name like yours, I can certainly understand your concerns over privacy..:smileyhappy:)

(okay, someone was gonna say it...)

Geri O

I didnt get it at first, now that you pointed it out..  I agreee :smileyvery-happy:, havent heard the name  in years...

 

DB you are a hard man to find....

 

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