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Lawmaker pushes consumer notification bill in wake of Carrier IQ concerns

Jaikumar Vijayan | Jan. 31, 2012
U.S. Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) has proposed a bill that would require all phone companies to notify consumers of any user tracking and monitoring software in their cell phones.

Following the outcry, Sprint said it would disable Carrier IQ's software on all 26 million handsets on which it had been installed. Apple said it would do the same on all iPhones in which Carrier IQ's software had been installed.



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