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Smartphone snooping sparks lawsuits and denials

A California startup behind smartphone software accused of snooping on users stepped up the defense of its creation on Friday in the face of freshly filed lawsuits. By Friday, lawsuits had been filed in three US states against software maker Carrier IQ and smartphone manufacturers HTC and Samsung accusing the…

Security researcher: Android software ‘Carrier IQ’ records communications

If you own a smartphone, your device knows who your friends and family are. It knows where you are, where you’re going and, chances are, what you’ll be doing next. It even knows what you’re typing before you type it. But, what else could these devices know about their users?…

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