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Entries by Gerry Smith from 12/2011

Al Franken Calls On Carrier IQ To Explain Mobile Tracking Software

Posted 12.01.2011 | Technology

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is calling on a developer to provide details of hidden software installed on smartphones that logs numerous details about us...

Foster Children Struggle To Recover From Identity Theft

Posted 12.05.2011 | Technology

"Burdened Beginnings" is a series examining the problem of child identity theft. Other stories in the series can be found here. SAN DIEGO -- After ...

Carrier IQ: Security Researcher Dan Rosenberg Defends Mobile Tracking Software

Posted 12.05.2011 | Technology

Last week, the controversy over Carrier IQ, a software installed on millions of smartphones that monitors details about users' activities, reached a f...

82 Movie, Other Sites Seized By Feds In Piracy Crackdown

Posted 12.07.2011 | Technology

Federal agents have arrested two men and charged them with operating websites that sell pirate copies of Korean movies and television shows. Autho...

Robert Mueller Can't Rule Out FBI Obtained Data From Carrier IQ (UPDATE)

Posted 12.14.2011 | Technology

FBI Director Robert Mueller on Wednesday denied the bureau had ever sought information from the mobile-software company Carrier IQ, but said he could ...

In Push For Data, Schools Expose Students To Identity Theft

Posted 12.15.2011 | Technology

"Burdened Beginnings" is a series examining the problem of child identity theft. Other stories in the series can be found here. In El Paso, Texas, ...

AT&T, Sprint: Carrier IQ Tracking Agreed To By Customers

Posted 12.17.2011 | Technology

More than two weeks ago, security researcher Trevor Eckhart posted a video about Carrier IQ, an obscure software installed on approximately 150 millio...

Rise In Child Identity Theft Prompts Push For Solutions

Posted 12.21.2011 | Technology

"Burdened Beginnings" is a series examining the problem of child identity theft. Other stories in the series can be found here. When Jennifer Andru...

Chinese Hackers Used 'Spear Phishing' To Attack U.S. Chamber Of Commerce

Posted 12.21.2011 | Technology

As hackers from China snooped around the computer system of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce last year, many Chamber employees started receiving a dramati...