You are paying to have yourself spied on. That little gadget you
yak on all day....that you take with you everywhere, like a trusted
friend....that you can't live without, you need it so badly....and the
little traitor is spying on you, recording everything , for other
people to see....and you pay for it out of your own pocket!!
Excerpt from article: Carrier IQ is a piece of software installed on millions of mobile phones that logs everything their users do, from what websites they browse to what their text messages say.
No, it's not part of some great Orwellian plot; it's a diagnostic tool that carriers say plays a crucial role in helping them assess and troubleshoot their networks. But the recording app, which flew under the radar for years until security researchers drew attention to it recently, is setting off red-alert privacy and security alarms. End of excerpt.
"No, it's not part of some great Orwellian plot??" ------ "it's a diagnostic tool that carriers say plays a crucial role in helping them assess and troubleshoot their networks" ------
All I can say about that is.... Why does government and big business continue to give us these bullshit explanations as to why they are doing these things to us?
Do they think people are dumb enough to believe them? YES....THEY DO!!
Unfortunately, enough of the general population DO believe them. If it works....keep doing it, right?
I have read comments on blogs by some of these people who insist it is done for our own protection.... protecting us from some unknown horrible thing that may or may not happen to us in our lifetime.
WOW!! I'm sure willing to give up MY privacy and freedoms for THAT.... arn't you? HA, HA.
See full story: http://money.cnn.com/2011/12/01/technology/carrier_iq/index.htm?hpt=hp_c3