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Journeyman

carrier iq

hey sprint if you quit installing junk like

http://www.carrieriq.com/

and just build a system that works maybe it wouldnt take 2 months for you to have a gold canadate for release.

idk i mean maybe striping out the bs that has no right being there in the first place would make it easier to release a new rom in idk 2 months for this device.

i mean the company that operates it is sleezy enough

http://www.xda-developers.com/android/carrier-iq-sues-treve/

i dont trust anyone with as much info as they can gather and the ways they go to gather. thank god for root and custom roms with this garbage removed

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Journeyman

Why cant we opt out on this 3rd party company from collecting our usuage data? When we signed the contract did we allowed this 3rd party company from collecting our gps data, key stroke, phone usuage and web browser record? I dont trust them, please have a way for us to opt out.

Journeyman

they only way to opt out is to install a custom rom with it ripped out of the code physically

Journeyman

Very true we have no way to opt out of this "maleware" as I would put it.  There is however a way to TURN it off and leave it off even without a custom rom.  The only problem is that you have to do it every reboot of the phone.  Here is how to turn it off incase others do not know.

Applications / Settings / Applications / Manage Applications / Runnings (Tab at the top far right of the 4 tabs) / Look for Android System and tap on it to open it up you will see IQ Agent Service in there you can hit STOP and stop it from running while the phone is on during that time.  If you reboot you will have to do it again but that's a temp fix (unless you are rooted and then you don't have to worry about it)  But for the people that are not rooted that's one way of removing the issue. Even though it's temporary.

BLACKASH521 wrote:

hey sprint if you quit installing junk like

http://www.carrieriq.com/

and just build a system that works maybe it wouldnt take 2 months for you to have a gold canadate for release.

idk i mean maybe striping out the bs that has no right being there in the first place would make it easier to release a new rom in idk 2 months for this device.

i mean the company that operates it is sleezy enough

http://www.xda-developers.com/android/carrier-iq-sues-treve/

i dont trust anyone with as much info as they can gather and the ways they go to gather. thank god for root and custom roms with this garbage removed

I did a little searching about Carrier iq and this is what i found:

Programs that carriers put on our smart phones is not maleware.

Sprint can speak to what we collect through the Carrier IQ software on our devices and how we use that information. We collect information through Carrier IQ to evaluate and measure device and network performance. Such measurement areas include coverage quality, roaming performance, signal strength, calls events (e.g., call drops, call failures), battery events, application performance and troubleshooting (e.g., length of time to open an application, streaming issues, etc.). Sprint’s purpose for collecting the metrics through the IQ application is to meet customer expectations for both voice and data service quality and to improve those services. Carrier IQ is not used to look at the contents of your messages, photos, videos, etc., nor is it used to collect keypress information or passwords
Journeyman

Let me guess you pulled this off the official Carrier IQ website?  Just so you know it's a load of BS plain and simple.  Not only that but Carrier IQ runs on our phones (be it with LOGGINGS off) by default but none the less it is still running and draining battery life period.  Also when Carrier IQ was outted a week or 2 ago by a savy user you can read all this here

http://androidsecuritytest.com/features/logs-and-services/loggers/carrieriq/

The Carrier IQ Company turned around and threated Legal action against a person that did nothing wrong as seen here with the EFF backing the person in question up who broke the articly about what carrier IQ truely is. (this link is EFF http://www.androidpolice.com/2011/11/21/eff-defends-android-dev-trevor-eckhart-from-carrier-iqs-bogu... . Now not only was there and outcry from tons of the Android community CarrierIQ was forced into dropping the suit guess what they turned around and said they were sorry as seen here

http://www.androidpolice.com/2011/11/23/carrier-iq-drops-legal-threats-apologizes-to-developer-trevo...

Now the moral of this story is this.  I'm sorry but this IS considered Malware plain and simple this is a program that runs WITHOUT the end user knowing it is even there and while for "right now" it is in logging off mode it's simple to turn it on and start logging period.  Please do your research on what malware is before you sit there and say that this is NOT Malware cause in every sense it really is.  Not only is Sprint having it put in their phones but so is Verizon as well and they have come out and admitted it also.  The fact remains this is something that should not be on these phones PERIOD.

P.S. Edit

BTW There is no way of removing this CarrierIQ software without #1 Rooting your device and #2 Using a Custom ROM that has either removed this "feature" from the stock build of TouchWiz and/or running an AOSP build of Android since this is NOT a feature of the stock Android OS in anyway shape or form.  Plain and simple this is malware.

Journeyman

just because its put there by a carrier doesnt mean its not malware by definition. just like the rootkit that sony put on its music cd's.

Also the integration that this software requires could be the reason why it takes forever and a day to get software updates because samsung has to bake this garbage into there roms for sprint. This is in pritty much ALL roms for specific carrier subsodised handsets. sgs2 international does not have this baked in and look at how fast they get updates.

Sprint DROP THE GARBAGE FROM YOUR ROMS. YOU DO NOT NEED THESE METRICS. ANDROID HAS THESE STATS LOGGED INTERNALLY. how about just giving us updates that dont have bs loaded onto them like the nexus s on your network. drop the bloat and give us updates on a REALISTIC TIMELINE.

Also an update as to what carrier iq does on your phone in detail from a 3rd party

http://www.xda-developers.com/android/the-storm-is-not-over-yet-lets-talk-about-ciq/

Journeyman

wow still nothing about this from sprint... well i guess its time to start sending emails

Journeyman

What I find funny is that Mr. VorlessDarkChaos over here get hit with some real facts not the BS Sprint and others post on their websites and goes silent.  You can be a "Bronze Expert" all you want but you are a tool if you honestly think that CIQ is not malware or even a rootkit in nature.

Just to add some more fuel to the fire that is Carrier IQ

http://androidsecuritytest.com/features/logs-and-services/loggers/carrieriq/carrieriq-part2/

Oh and this comes from a HTC EVO 3D the phone that Sprint has.  Anyone see a problem with this at all?

Wizard

More details. Read the article and watch the entire video demonstration. See exactly what Carrier IQ is logging and sending to Sprint. Usernames and passwords entered on secure HTTPS sites? Yep! Completely UNACCEPTABLE! (If this guys claims are accurate.... And the evidence seems to be pretty irrefutable).

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-57333652-17/android-handsets-secretly-logging-keystrokes-sms-messa...

Journeyman

there is ALOT of misinformation in that article. This carrier iq bs is NOT android specific.

Journeyman

Also mods put this thread BACK where it was because this was neither a rant or a rave. THIS IS A SERIOUS ISSUE. I will make another post about this in the forum it is supposed to be in. Just cause u dont like a post doesnt mean it should be shifted.to an unrelevant forum.

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