What’s Your Carrier IQ?

Either don your tinfoil hat and ditch your smartphone or get comfortable sharing your personal thoughts with the engineer who’s in charge of the datacenter your texts and emails pass through. Guess which member of inThirty chooses which?
We discuss the impact of Carrier IQ and whether asking users to opt in to data collection is essential. We move on to discussing privacy more broadly before deciding to move out to a shack in the woods.
Don’t look over your shoulder, I think someone’s watching you.

Show notes:
Carrier IQ interview: inside the brave new world of carrier phone tracking | The Verge

Apple: Carrier IQ still on iPhone 4, but we don’t read your e-mail and texts | Ars Technica

Facebook FTC Privacy Case Has Been Settled | Huffington Post

GCreep: Google Engineer Stalked Teens, Spied on Chats (Updated) | Gawker