Researcher’s Video Shows Secret Software on Millions of Phones Logging Everything. David Kravets, on Wired.com’s privacy and security blog:
Though the software is installed on most modern Android, BlackBerry and Nokia phones, Carrier IQ was virtually unknown until 25-year-old Trevor Eckhart of Connecticut analyzed its workings, revealing that the software secretly chronicles a user’s phone experience — ostensibly so carriers and phone manufacturers can do quality control.
This is like a housing developer installing secret cameras in the bathrooms before selling the houses. For quality control, of course.