Jan 272015
 January 27, 2015  Business, Court, Surveillance

William Dotinga reports the latest development in the lawsuit against Carrier IQ, HTC, Huawei, LG and Samsung:

A federal judge has dumped the bulk of a sprawling class action accusing smartphone makers of installing software that spies on customers, logs keystrokes and other data, sends information to telecom providers and drains batteries – in violation of federal and state wiretap laws.

Carrier IQ and various telecoms were hit in 2011 with a raft of class actions alleging that it used a device called IQRD to access smartphones while hiding its presence and subverting standard operating system functions or other applications.

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