Thursday, December 1, 2011

Another reason not to use the "office mobile" for personal stuff

Turns out that virtually all mobile phone come with Carrier IQ, which allows the carrier (and maybe the company that owns the phone (hint hint) to track every keystroke!  Obviously the owner of the phone wants to know what it has been used to do, but it turns out now that it is far more pervasive, it records all keystrokes, it records your location (even when you switch this function off on the phone).

For the past 6 months my office smart phone stays home at night, every night, its actually switched off as of 8 pm and during the weekend (probably still recording location anyway), and I now have a personal mobile phone.

Its not that I am paranoid, its just none of their damn business.


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