Andy Ihnatko poses a response for consumers to consider in lieu of tighter Federal regulations I suggested in my post the other day. In part he writes:
The worster news is that Carrier IQ (which by any definition of the term is a broadly-enabled keylogger and piece of spyware) was pre-installed on these phones with the express intent of the phone makers and carriers. There’s simply no way to remove it because whether you like it or not, it’s “meant” to be there.
You can read his full post on the Chicago-Sun Times' website.