Carrier IQ has gathered a great deal of attention recently, as word has spread that it logs smartphone users' keystrokes and sends them to a remote location. This article reviews a disturbing implication of this practice--data which Carrier IQ captures, unlike data stored with entities such as your internet service provider, can be obtained by the government with a subpoena, not a court order. The article further notes an implication of this--storing your users' data with Carrier IQ can, potentially, expose your business to civil liability.
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Carrier IQ can be used to circumvent ECPA privacy protections