The Verge. HTC is removing Carrier IQ from all its affected phones, starting with its CDMA models - Verizon customers can breathe a sigh of relief, since they don't use the service.
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Chrome's vulnerability reward program for quite some time, but never considered moving the design over to Android. Reddit user CunningLogic suggests it would give developers a monetary reward for their handwork while making Android more secure in the long run. Sounds good to me. Just like development within Chrome, the developers hard at work within Android have been extremely good at pointing out OS security flaws; with a form of payment, devs will get that extra incentive/motivation to tighten up loose ends and help make Android OS better.
Telegraph. According to Schmidt when a platform is open people can make software that is bad for the users.
from a Newegg pre-order page. Needless to say, we got the official word from ASUS confirming that same date Wednesday which turned out false. The Prime will arrive stateside on December 19th. The device is simply amazing, and we've got an excellent hands-on to prove it. Though our official review isn't out yet - you can check out the one over at our sister-site SlashGear. Yet another video taken compares the Transformer Prime to the Apple iPad 2 - a great matchup indeed.
Paid Content reports that a second lawsuit is being filed against Samsung and Carrier IQ in Chicago.
Carrier IQ concerning the massive potential privacy violations inherent in their reporting software. But most of us don't have the authority of Congress riding behind them. Al Franken (D, Minnesota) does, and what's more he's the chairman of the Senate subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and Law. So when he sends a letter to Carrier IQ outlining 11 different questions that need answering by December 14th, you know the situation just got bumped up a few levels.
told Android Community that the company does not use Carrier IQ software in any of its products. Canadian carrier Rogers joins them today, also stating that Carrier IQ is not present on any of its devices. A company spokesperson confirmed on Twitter that none of the phones or tablets in their lineup use the software.
Carrier IQ's support software has been monitored closely by Android security watchdogs for the last few weeks. After an embarrassing public relations snafu, the company stated that their software does not record personal information, despite the findings of an independent security analyst. But The Register reports that same analyst has now shown the Carrier IQ software logging keystrokes in real time, and transmitting them over an unsecure wireless connection. Carrier IQ is, in a word, busted.