egzthunder1 · Aug 31, 2011 at 06:00 pm

Careful What You Do On Your EVO 3D – You Are Being Watched!

There has been a lot of hype over the last few months about privacy, security, tracking of data and GPS coordinates, etc. One would think that after all this mess, companies would be a bit more transparent as to why they collect the kind of information that they do. However, it seems that it is still believed that information is a powerful thing to have, so companies keep on collecting it. According to a message that was sent to us by XDA member TrevE, there is something in the Gingerbread 2.3.4 OTA for the Sensation called User Behavior Logging, which has the ability to record virtually every single action on your device. You can expect it to record things like: apps you install and open, amount of time on each app, virtually every intent you open up, and location information in what seems to be hex format, among a few other things. All this data is then sent to an Amazon cloud storage IP. TrevE goes on to tell us that this CIQ app itself is not new, but the stuff located in the framework and the kind of data that it puts out is different from before.

Luckily for all of you EVO 3D owners out there, the dev has successfully removed this app from the framework, so if you are concerned about your privacy, I’d strongly suggest that you take a quick look at what the dev has to offer.

The new OTA update from HTC on the evo3d in 2.3.4 included CIQ app and stuff in framework called User Behavior Logging.

You can find more information on how to remove it in this post. And if you are interested about the information being sent, you can see it here.

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Thanks TrevE for the information!


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egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area. View egzthunder1's posts and articles here.
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