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It looks like Facebook has already begun sharing user information with Law Enforcement; possibly without consent and in violation of some wiretapping laws. The news comes on the heels of a Reuters Interview with an investigator for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. In this interview Jeffrey Duncan said that Facebook contacts law enforcement when they find a post or conversation (through the Facebook messaging system) that contains possible criminal activity.

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Wednesday, 14 December 2011 07:08

Nope, we are not done with CarrierIQ just yet...

84Just when you thought it was safe to dial your mobile phone again.  At the height of the CarrierIQ debacle a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request was put in to the FBI by the Blog MuckRock asking for “Manuals, documents or other written guidance used to access or analyze data gathered by programs developed by CarrierIQ”

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84With everything going on in the world and the noise about SOPA the last thing we need is another scandal. Unfortunately that is exactly what we have with CarrierIQ, a tracking and metrics software that is reported installed on a majority of smartphones in the US. The news came to light after a software researcher named Trevor Eckhart stumbled across this on his HTC phone. Eckhart has even gone so far as to show that this software is capable of capturing key strokes (stored as key press events many with unique Key IDs), location data, and a great deal of other information from you as you use your phone.

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