Dec 22nd, 2011

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, in a continued bid to fight against injustices related to emerging technologies, has cracked open the Carrier IQ software package. Since first contacted by Trevor Eckhart after being issued a cease and desist order from Carrier IQ, the EFF has been working hard to find answers to some of the most pressing question surrounding the data tracking suite. With the help of a few volunteers Carrier IQ has been parsed into its three layers — an app, a database, and a configuration file — and produced an app to uncover exactly what information your handset is collecting. Using the app, IQIQ, the EFF hopes to garner enough user data to blow the thing completely open. The organization points to a thread at XDA that provides useful info on uncovering the Carrier IQ data on from your system. If you have a few minutes to spare or have already done your own checks into Carrier IQ on your smartphone, head on over to the source link below to find out how to help.

[EFF via Engadget]