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The Federal Bureau of Investigation denied a Freedom of Information Act request for documents related to the usage of Carrier IQ, the controversial smartphone software used for mobile analytics.
In a recent interview, Stallman has listed Facebook as a form of "mass surveillance". Thanks to the ubiquitous "like" button, the company can keep track of site visits all around the web.
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.