Congressman tells FTC to launch investigation into the matter.
After the large furor created by the discovery of information tracking and key-logging application Carrier IQ being installed on millions of phones across the world, it was only a matter of time before some legal leg-weight was thrown behind its opponents.
This time, it’s gone beyond the companies and carriers who have issued various statements regarding their stance on the Carrier IQ app, but has gone to the american Federal Trade Commission. While some american senators such as Al Franken demanded full transparency as to the information being collected, one such congressman demanded that the FTC look into the matter.According to engadget, the congressman demanded to know if Carrier IQ violated the privacy of millions of Americans as well as violated american wire-tapping laws.
For those of us not residing in the US we can merely watch developments unfold as we ponder if someone’s been listening to our conversation lately.