Carrier IQ Red Pill

Carrier IQ Red Pill


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Take the Red Pill and find out if your phone is vulnerable to Carrier IQ!

If your phone carrier had the ability to record everything you did on your phone would you want to know about it?

Carrier IQ is a piece of software that has been pre-installed on many Android, iOS and Blackberry devices by the major mobile phone companies without your consent. It is a potential serious threat to your privacy and security.

Take the Red Pill. Then take action!

This app will conduct over 35 non-invasive tests to detect whether the notorious CarrierIQ spyware is installed on your phone. It checks all know vectors for CIQ including system drivers, installed services, and debug logs.

CIQ Red Pill organizes all of the collected evidence into test categories and shows you exactly what tests were run, which ones passed and what parts of CarrierIQ are where in your system.

This app is advertising supported(*) but requires very few permissions to operate:
READ_LOGS - needed to scan debug log for CIQ

COARSE_LOCATION - these are used in support of ad delivery but may be bypassed by turning off network connections before running the app.

* 25%+ of any advertising revenue will be donated to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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Recently changed in this version

- Added ability to Send/Share the scan results via Android Share Intent (Email, MMS, Facebook, etc)

Final 1.0 release. no longer beta.

- Added "Take Action" links to Carrier IQ related petitions, Congressional representative look-up, and links to latest news about Carrier IQ.

Comments and ratings for Carrier IQ Red Pill
  • (40 stars)

    by Wendy Schorr on 31/05/2014

    Anti virus flagged it as malware. Uninstalled!

  • (40 stars)

    by Ruby Harmon on 06/05/2014


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    by ADAMS PURPLEPOTATO on 29/04/2014


  • (40 stars)

    by Conan Lucas on 19/12/2013


  • (40 stars)

    by Andy Kolby on 09/12/2013

    LG Optimus F3... no ciq here! App actually shows you what it looks for, a big plus! Good work devs!

  • (40 stars)

    by Dana Anderson on 19/10/2013

    Says carrier iq detected but all other recent apps say it isn't on phone

  • (40 stars)

    by Vanessa Buendel on 23/09/2013

    But, supposedly they are both inactive! Now what???

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