The FBI used the Freedom of Information Act to inadvertently admit somehow being involved with Carrier IQ. Carrier IQ created network diagnostic software that was accused of collecting personal information. Government transparency blog MuckRock has filed for an FOIA release on the FBI’s use of Carrier IQ. The FBI said no and said the following:
The material you requested is located in an investigative file which is exempt from disclosure…
MuckRock had originally requested for “manuals, documents or other written guidance used to access or analyze data gathered by programs developed or deployed by Carrier IQ.” So did the FBI admit to having a partnership with Carrier IQ. Sure seems like it.