Analyzing Carrier IQ Profiles

Posted by tracyanne on Dec 23, 2011 3:11 PM EDT
Electronic Frontier Foundation; By Peter Eckersley
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As we explained in our post on Carrier IQ's architecture, one of the main factors in determining what the Carrier IQ stack does on a particular phone is the "Profile" that is running on that device. Profiles are files that are typically written by Carrier IQ Inc. to the specifications of a phone company or other client, and pushed to the phone by Carrier IQ Inc. using its own command and control infrastructure. To create transparency for the public that has been monitored by the more intrusive variants of this software, we will need a comprehensive library of these Profiles, and to know which ones were pushed to which phones at what times...

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Carrier IQ profile on my phone penguinist 5 832 Dec 24, 2011 4:40 AM

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