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carlos3k Donating Member (26 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 02:03 AM
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53. also rooted
Cyanogenmod running on my 2 year old Aria :)

If you want to get rid of the bloatware and secret spy stuff wipe the OS on your phone by rooting it!
Check out XDA-Developers, a community of phone gurus that do this for fun.
If you like their work donate to the EFF and keep the open source open.

thanks for your time.
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  -Carrier IQ: Researcher Trevor Eckhart Outs Creepy, Hidden App Installed On Smartphones onehandle  Nov-30-11 12:49 PM   #0 
  - Well in a waty, this is good news for me.  pennylane100   Nov-30-11 12:54 PM   #1 
  - Makes me glad I have Samsung phones, then. nt  TheWraith   Nov-30-11 12:55 PM   #2 
  - Samsung too --->  onehandle   Nov-30-11 06:02 PM   #20 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-30-11 01:11 PM   #3 
  - I mostly use mine for porn. n/t  Ian David   Nov-30-11 01:26 PM   #4 
  - Yeah, we know.  The Doctor.   Nov-30-11 09:43 PM   #44 
  - I'm with you. I'm hanging onto a phone that is years old,  EFerrari   Nov-30-11 01:33 PM   #5 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-30-11 03:10 PM   #10 
  - This makes me appreciate my simple, pre-paid phone  rox63   Nov-30-11 01:50 PM   #6 
  - I'm gettng onto the internet by  pnorman   Nov-30-11 02:07 PM   #7 
  - They don't mention Samsung phones as being affected. nt  TheWraith   Nov-30-11 05:23 PM   #16 
  - It is any phone running the Android system  LiberalArkie   Nov-30-11 05:58 PM   #18 
     - No, since they mention Blackberry and Nokia as well.  TheWraith   Nov-30-11 06:39 PM   #25 
        - Apple? Since Carrier IQ is a US Corporation, it should be  denem   Nov-30-11 06:46 PM   #28 
           - They're not. Apple is not one of them. Samsung, HTC, Nokia and RIM are. nt  onehandle   Dec-01-11 05:56 AM   #56 
  - what carrier do you use? and have they bitched about your data usage?  Kali   Nov-30-11 06:48 PM   #29 
     - Sprint, and my data plan while not the unlimited one  pnorman   Dec-01-11 04:24 AM   #54 
  - Cui bono? K&R  bobthedrummer   Nov-30-11 02:15 PM   #8 
  - I'm of the mind;  greiner3   Nov-30-11 02:43 PM   #9 
  - Yep.  EFerrari   Nov-30-11 03:12 PM   #11 
  - Is this the party to whom I'm speaking?  Ezlivin   Nov-30-11 04:24 PM   #12 
  - Thanks!  potone   Nov-30-11 04:30 PM   #13 
  - I used to work one of those switchboards in the 50s.  Chipper Chat   Nov-30-11 04:42 PM   #14 
  - My office keeps insisting I get a smart phone.  louis-t   Nov-30-11 04:54 PM   #15 
  - I hate Apple!  Atman   Nov-30-11 05:41 PM   #17 
  - I think it was Sprint that said it was worried the the iPhone would use way too much  LiberalArkie   Nov-30-11 06:00 PM   #19 
  - Who knows. Remember ipad was trracking people's location  jbnow   Nov-30-11 08:23 PM   #36 
  - LOL! Happy in my 'walled garden.' nt  onehandle   Nov-30-11 06:03 PM   #21 
  - Yep, me too.. Too many techies look at the IOS for anyone to get something like that in.  LiberalArkie   Nov-30-11 06:17 PM   #23 
  - Not really.  TheWraith   Nov-30-11 06:42 PM   #26 
  - Can you tether from your walled garden?  tinrobot   Nov-30-11 07:19 PM   #31 
     - Yes.  onehandle   Nov-30-11 07:32 PM   #33 
     - Looks like that permission was just revoked.  tinrobot   Nov-30-11 07:45 PM   #34 
        - Because the carriers have their own tethering plans.  onehandle   Nov-30-11 08:19 PM   #35 
           - The walled garden is comfortable, freedom is often uncomfortable  tinrobot   Nov-30-11 09:55 PM   #46 
              - I imagine that reason is simply  LanternWaste   Dec-01-11 06:57 AM   #58 
     - You thought not. But you thought wrong.  Atman   Nov-30-11 08:38 PM   #38 
        - How much does that cost?  tinrobot   Nov-30-11 08:59 PM   #39 
           - The same as it costs Android users  Indydem   Nov-30-11 09:35 PM   #43 
              - It's still free on T-Mobile  tinrobot   Nov-30-11 09:56 PM   #47 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-30-11 06:44 PM   #27 
  - and reports them to the mobile phone carrier.  ashling   Nov-30-11 06:05 PM   #22 
  - and then relayed to the NSA?  denem   Nov-30-11 06:26 PM   #24 
  - I'm in a minority. I prefer dumb phones. Dumber than I am, preferably.  caseymoz   Nov-30-11 07:03 PM   #30 
  - Just install a clean version of Android - problem solved.  tinrobot   Nov-30-11 07:20 PM   #32 
  - ++  backscatter712   Nov-30-11 09:20 PM   #41 
  - also rooted  carlos3k   Dec-01-11 02:03 AM   #53 
  - Best answer by far. n/t  Psephos   Nov-30-11 09:46 PM   #45 
  - Is there anything like that on my ipad2?  peacebird   Nov-30-11 08:26 PM   #37 
  - Very likely - Carrier IQ has software for Androids, Blackberrys and iPhones/iPads.  backscatter712   Nov-30-11 09:18 PM   #40 
  - WRONG  Indydem   Nov-30-11 09:34 PM   #42 
     - Nope. It's on iPhone as well.  backscatter712   Dec-01-11 09:18 AM   #61 
        - Read the article you linked to.  Indydem   Dec-01-11 11:04 AM   #65 
  - No. This is a Samsung, HTC, Nokia and RIM problem. Apple is clear.  onehandle   Dec-01-11 05:54 AM   #55 
     - Apple iPhone linked to Carrier IQ 'spyware'  MellonCollie   Dec-01-11 07:15 AM   #59 
     - Nope, Carrier IQ is running on iPhone too.  backscatter712   Dec-01-11 09:18 AM   #60 
        - Not on mine. There is no 'Diagnostics and Usage' menu. Maybe they mean in Europe.  onehandle   Dec-01-11 10:02 AM   #62 
           - It's certainly running on some iPhones.  backscatter712   Dec-01-11 10:23 AM   #64 
  - And then they threatened to sue to shut him up  DissedByBush   Nov-30-11 10:01 PM   #48 
  - Technical Failures Abound.  boppers   Nov-30-11 11:46 PM   #49 
  - I solve a bunch of this...I have a dumb phone...I don't text...I don't do Facebook...  SoapBox   Nov-30-11 11:48 PM   #50 
  - FYI, your ISP for your desktop computer also gets that info.  garybeck   Dec-01-11 12:20 AM   #51 
  - With a VPN it's harder.  mwooldri   Dec-01-11 06:43 AM   #57 
  - Every day, another reason surfaces that makes me glad I have a dumb phone  AllyCat   Dec-01-11 01:29 AM   #52 
  - Every breath you take...  pscot   Dec-01-11 10:15 AM   #63 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-01-11 11:43 AM   #66 
  - Don't Worry.  bvar22   Dec-01-11 01:16 PM   #67 

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