01 Dec '11, 8am

Software on Android, Blackberry smartphones may be tracking every keystroke

SAN FRANCISCO - An Android app developer in America has posted a video showing what he claims is 'conclusive proof' that 'Carrier IQ' software installed by manufacturers of many United States phones record the way those phones are used in real time, as well as their geographic locations. Carrier IQ has claimed that the software only tracks information for the benefit of users, not for any spying purposes, and that it is "counting and summarising" information rather than recording it. However, in a YouTube video posted on Monday, the developer, Trevor Eckhart, did a "factory reset" on his Android phone, returning it to the condition in which it is shipped to customers, and linked it to a computer screen which allegedly displayed what the Carrier IQ software was tracking. The demonstration showed that the software read every keystroke put into the phone, as well as every tex...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/TechandDigital/Digital/EDC1112...

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