smart phones

The dangers of Carrier IQ

Recently, it was revealed that a proprietary software known as Carrier IQ was present within Google’s Android mobile operating system. Android software is used on many very popular phones across all major carriers. So just what is Carrier IQ? Simply put, Carrier IQ allows the cellular carrier to track the proprietary information specific to a mobile handset.

| Staff Columnist

Sign up for the email edition

Stay up to date with everything happening at Washington University and beyond.