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Hartmann: Is your cell phone spying on you?

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Uploaded on Dec 2, 2011

Amie Stepanovich, National Security Council-Epic joins Thom Hartmann. You might want to think twice about what you search for on the Internet and who you send a text message to on your new smartphone. That's because a piece of software - known as "Carrier IQ" - was recently discovered buried deep within millions of cell phones - including Nokia, Android, and RIM devices - that is tracking everything you type. A 25-year-old systems administrator in Connecticut named Trevor Eckhart discovered the existence of Carrier IQ while working on his HTC Evo phone. The software logs each keystroke a person makes, along with the person's location, and other data - and then sends the information back to Carrier IQ headquarters. As for what they do with the personal information...who knows?

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