December 1, 2011
Phone 'Rootkit' Maker Carrier IQ May Have Violated Wiretap Law In Millions Of Cases
A piece of keystroke-sniffing software called Carrier IQ has been embedded so deeply in millions of Nokia, Android, and RIM devices that itís tough to spot and nearly impossible to remove, as 25-year old Connecticut systems administrator Trevor Eckhart revealed in a video Tuesday. [via Forbes]
Thatís not just creepy, says Paul Ohm, a former Justice Department prosecutor and law professor at the University of Colorado Law School. He thinks itís also likely grounds for a class action lawsuit based on a federal wiretapping law.
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