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Carrier IQ

Carrier IQ is cell phone software that has been the center of headlines lately. Installed on 141 million mobile devices in the U.S., this software records the cell phone activity of users. The activity ranges from web browsing, text messaging, and key strokes. The software then sends this information to wireless carriers. Fortunately, there are ways to get rid of this software.

For Android users, first find out whether this software is installed on your mobile device by downloading the Logging Test App. For $1 you can remove the app from your phone.

For the iPhone, open “Settings,” “General,” “About,” and then select “Diagnostics & Usage.” From there you will check off  ”Don’t Send.”

To learn more about Carrier IQ, check out Mashable.com’s article Carrier IQ and Your Phone: Everything You Need to Know

 

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