8 Gadgets That Lie to You Every Day – [Cracked]
The 10 Best Books of 2011 – [NY Times]
The 10 Best TV Commercials of 2011 – [Warming Glow]
10 Movies That Should Have Been Rated NC-17 – [Flavorwire]
Carrier IQ: The Phone Software That Secretly Tracks Everything You Do – [Gizmodo]
If you have any decently modern Android phone, everything you do is being recorded by hidden software lurking inside. It even circumvents web encryption and grabs everything—including your passwords and Google queries. Worse: it’s the handset manufacturers and the carriers who—in the name of “making your user experience better”—install this software without any way for you to opt-out.
Related: Yes, iPhones too.