The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), in an ongoing attempt to fight against the injustices related to emerging technologies, managed to break and reverse engineer the software Carrier IQ . For those not aware of the situation, Carrier IQ is a rootkit ‘spy’ installed on 150 million smartphones and tablets which, according to the producing company, does not store or transmit the contents of conversations, text messages, emails, photographs, audio and video user, but merely to test the performance, as the energy consumption of an application. But doubts in this regard are many.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has also published an open invitation for people to share their findings using the application IQIQ, in order to understand which personal data have been collected and, hopefully, to decipher the rest of the program. Another objective of EFF is to gather as much information as possible in order to make more visible the offense against the freedom of users.