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  1. anon(9652351)'s Avatar
    All AT&T Note 5's and most of AT&T's other Android devices contain a spyware program called Carrier IQ which logs and sends AT&T every keystroke you do including messages, mail, purchases etc...This program may also exist in Verizon and Sprint devices.

    I have attached a screen shot of the process running in Application Manager>Running>Android System
    You cannot disable or uninstall the program, you can select stop but it will override your input and reactivate within minutes. Over and above the privacy issues and legalities Carrier IQ drains your battery.

    Also I have attached two links to class action suits:

    Manufacturers Settle Class-Action Over Carrier IQ's 'Spyware' 06/26/2015

    CarrierIQ Opts For Class-Action Lawsuit Settlement Over Mobile Software | Androidheadlines.com
    Attached Thumbnails Those concerned about privacy. Yes you have spyware called Carrier IQ installed in your Note 5...-screen-shot-2015-10-06-11.02.24-pm.jpg  
    10-06-2015 10:13 PM
  2. lyingfromyou's Avatar
    Why is it still running if they are paying a settlement?? What about T-Mobile??
    10-07-2015 05:18 AM
  3. anon(9652351)'s Avatar
    Why is it still running if they are paying a settlement?? What about T-Mobile??
    This is what my attorney is looking into now.
    Not sure if T-Mobile runs this spyware.....You might want to check
    10-07-2015 10:39 AM
  4. dpham00's Avatar
    Can it be disabled with package disabler?
    10-07-2015 10:46 AM
  5. anon(9652351)'s Avatar
    Can it be disabled with package disabler?
    It didn't show up in package disabler
    10-07-2015 10:48 AM
  6. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Why is it still running if they are paying a settlement?? What about T-Mobile??
    Haven't seen it on the TMO one.
    10-07-2015 11:04 AM
  7. dpham00's Avatar
    It didn't show up in package disabler
    Wow that sucks
    10-07-2015 11:20 AM
  8. beh's Avatar
    I don't see it on my Verizon Note 5
    10-07-2015 12:55 PM
  9. anon(9652351)'s Avatar
    Wow that sucks
    Yes it does.
    I have returned the phone. Looking for the N920i international version in a 64GB. There is one seller online but I'm not about to get sucker punched for $1200... Using my iPhone at the moment......Which almost sucks just as bad LOL
    10-07-2015 01:10 PM
  10. anon(9652351)'s Avatar
    I don't see it on my Verizon Note 5

    Keep checking every couple hours, Carrier IQ is a VERY tricky process indeed as sometimes (rarely) it will not show up.
    10-07-2015 01:12 PM
  11. beh's Avatar
    Keep checking every couple hours, Carrier IQ is a VERY tricky process indeed as sometimes (rarely) it will not show up.
    I have not yet seen it in my battery usage history either. But I will keep watching. Thanks.
    10-07-2015 01:15 PM
  12. anon(9652351)'s Avatar
    I have not yet seen it in my battery usage history either. But I will keep watching. Thanks.
    It won't show up in battery usage as "Carrier IQ" or "IQ Agent Service". It is buried in the "Android System" battery usage.
    10-07-2015 01:18 PM
  13. maskedcarrot's Avatar
    Carrier IQ is old news from years back. If you never heard of it then you must be new to Android.

    AT&T has been using that crap for awhile now.
    OhAlfie, A895 and Snappy Phoenix like this.
    10-07-2015 01:27 PM
  14. Jamez Avila's Avatar
    I don't see either service running anywhere on my AT&T N5
    10-07-2015 01:31 PM
  15. anon(9652351)'s Avatar
    I don't see either service running anywhere on my AT&T N5
    Definitely in your AT&T Note 5...
    Go to: Settings>Application Manager>Running. Look down at "Android System". There might be two "Android System" processes running so open both and look for "Agent IQ Service". You can select "Stop" but it will reactivate within minutes by itself.
    10-07-2015 01:40 PM
  16. Jamez Avila's Avatar
    Definitely in your AT&T Note 5...
    Go to: Settings>Application Manager>Running. Look down at "Android System". There might be two "Android System" processes running so open both and look for "Agent IQ Service". You can select "Stop" but it will reactivate within minutes by itself.
    Ah, thanks...found the second Android System. I stopped the IQ service 5 mins ago and it still hasn't started back up. I'll check later.

    I'm surprised/shocked that this isn't a bigger/well known issue. Thanks!!
    10-07-2015 02:09 PM
  17. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    It is on my AT&T Note 4.
    10-07-2015 02:11 PM
  18. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    This will tell you if you have it.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...rieriqdetector
    Attached Thumbnails Those concerned about privacy. Yes you have spyware called Carrier IQ installed in your Note 5...-1444245305009.jpg  
    10-07-2015 02:15 PM
  19. H3aTeRzz's Avatar
    Weird...

    Before you posted this, I had found the process running on my device, as described by the OP, as to where it would be in "running processes." I stopped the service and kept checking and didn't see it pop up. 30 minute span of time, till I got this, and checked....and it said,"your device does not have Carrier IQ!?" How could it be there, but not this app says its not?
    10-07-2015 02:27 PM
  20. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Maybe because you force stopped it.
    H3aTeRzz likes this.
    10-07-2015 02:34 PM
  21. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    It detects it on my Note 4.

    Another app to check for it.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...securetool.ciq
    Attached Thumbnails Those concerned about privacy. Yes you have spyware called Carrier IQ installed in your Note 5...-1444246497972.jpg  
    H3aTeRzz likes this.
    10-07-2015 02:35 PM
  22. H3aTeRzz's Avatar
    Restarted and ran both....says I don 't have it. that's good, but still scary! lol

    Note 4 clear as well...its TMobile though.
    10-07-2015 02:49 PM
  23. H3aTeRzz's Avatar
    Both apps say I don't have it, yet this is back. :-(
    Attached Thumbnails Those concerned about privacy. Yes you have spyware called Carrier IQ installed in your Note 5...-1444247548251.jpg  
    10-07-2015 02:52 PM
  24. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Both are working correctly on both my phones.
    10-07-2015 02:55 PM
  25. H3aTeRzz's Avatar
    Oh well, since I can't get rid of it....perhaps I should start typing some physical threats of violence toward them, and see if they contact me, or send the FBI here. I'll keep you all posted, if i'm not in jail! :-D
    plumcrazy and anon(427874) like this.
    10-07-2015 02:58 PM
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