The Carrier IQ debate has taken over the internet in the last 24 hours. For those of you that might not know what Carrier IQ is, the definition is pretty basic. In short, Carrier IQ is a third-party software that's installed a device to monitor and keep track of everything a user does on said device. Both manufacturers and carriers love to know what you, as the user, use your device for to more accurately target advertising, promotions; etc. The legality issue comes into question though when something is planted in our devices without our knowledge and/or consent. Since the Carrier IQ software is not integrated to the native OS of any major phone manufacturer, it's up to each individual carrier or manufacturer to install it independently.