The final settlement between the Federal Trade Commission and HTC America has been agreed upon this Tuesday which requires the smartphone manufacturer to implement various security measures. This comes after allegations that the company sold smartphones in the market with bugs that posed a risk to the privacy of consumers. The FTC announced the settlement
It seems that everyone is chiming in on the CarrierIQ story that was original broken by Russell Holly after talking with the Android security specialist, Trevor Eckhart. The story has spread like wild fire and it’s a hot button topic. Even iPhone Fanboys have found that CarrierIQ’s tracking software was on their phones as well.
Verizon Wireless has taken to Twitter to defend their position that they don’t use CarrierIQ. In the official Verizon Wireless Twitter account managed by Verizon’s Jeffrey Nelson, the company has said that they don’t have CarrierIQ on their phones and then reiterated the same message tweeting to Theverge.com’s Editor In Chief, Joshua Topolsky the message