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Carrier IQ could be the subject of an FCC investigation due to the allegations of the company putting in tracking software in smartphones if a US Congressman has his way.
A more complete picture is developing of the manufacturers and networks employing the controversial Carrier IQ software that tracks and sends your mobile web searches, call data and keystrokes.
A security researcher has accused Carrier IQ, the makers of software used in millions of smartphones, of creating a program that logs every action made by a smartphone user.