Minnesota Senator Al Franken calls out ‘rootkit’ firm Carrier IQ



By Andy Greenberg, Forbes

As the privacy backlash against phone-tracking firm Carrier IQ has snowballed over the last several days, the firm has largely stopped answering reporters’ barrage of questions. Now it’s Washington‘s turn.

…So on Thursday, Senator Al Franken sent an open letter to Carrier IQ’s president and chief executive Larry Lenhart with a list of pointed questions about what exactly Carrier IQ does.”

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