Andy Greenberg:

Ohm [Paul Ohm, a former Justice Department prosecutor and law professor at the University of Colorado Law School] argues that even when the phone is connected to the cellular network, only carriers are protected by contracts they make with users, not an intermediate software company of which most users are unaware. And carriers themselves typically don’t spell out in their contracts the kind of surveillance that Eckhart has shown Carrier IQ to be performing.

The potential for a lawsuit is very high and should be pushed. I say it should be pushed because a lawsuit may very will be the only way the public finds out exactly what is being monitored.


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