Profile of Mathew J. Schwartz
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Mathew Schwartz served as the InformationWeek information security reporter from 2010 until mid-2014.
Articles by Mathew J. Schwartz
posted in December 2011
The carrier has disabled Carrier IQ's software and reportedly instructed all of its hardware partners to no longer build the software into Sprint handsets.
Smartphone monitor company details in a report every data point that it can collect, and says it shared no data with law enforcement agencies.
Fraudulent game apps send and receive expensive premium-rate SMS messages, racking up charges for unsuspecting users.
Let smartphone users opt into how their devices and related data get tracked, preferably from handsets. Otherwise, carriers and manufacturers will continue to look like they have something to hide.
Independent studies find CIQ's smartphone monitoring software captures only the info it needs for diagnostics work.
U.S. and European officials also demand answers about who's using Carrier IQ's smartphone monitoring software and exactly which types of information they're tracking.
A tale of data collection, cease and desist, wiretap allegations, privacy questions, and potential redemption.
Some Android phones are more vulnerable to attacks than others, due to pre-installed add-on tools and skins, security researchers say.