The implications of the Carrier IQ controversy are staggering.
Millions of phones are secretly reporting everything their users do, from phone calls to text messages to web searches, and sending that data back to Carrier IQ. Users have no ability to opt out, and are never even told this is happening.
Kravets asks if this violates the federal ban on wiretapping. Even if it doesn’t, the violation of our trust and privacy is just astounding.