Apple, AT&T Targeted In Latest Carrier IQ Class Action

Law360, New York (December 5, 2011, 9:54 PM EST) -- Delaware consumers hit software developer Carrier IQ Inc. and several major wireless and technology companies, including Apple Inc. and AT&T Inc., with a potential class action Friday alleging a Carrier IQ application secretly collected a range of smartphone users’ personal data without permission.

The suit, filed in Delaware federal court, is the latest of at least nine similar cases and multiple government investigations launched against Carrier IQ in recent days, after a researcher revealed the company’s software, which comes preinstalled on many smartphones, tracks users’ texts,...
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