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As Mobile Phone Suits Announced, Expert Calls for “Transparent Tracking”

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

December 8, 2011

Amidst recent announcements of concerns and now pending lawsuits against mobile phone company CarrierIQ over allegations the company collected location, app usage and keystrokes from various mobile phones, one expert is calling for "industry to give users a one-click way to see what their gadgets are actually doing," MIT Technology Review reports. Harvard Law School Prof. Jonathan Zittrain, cofounder of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, recommends building in an auditing function that could "show with whom the phone has been communicating and the sorts of things it has been sending."
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