Apple Turns Its Back On Keylogging Smartphone “Diagnostic” Company Carrier IQ

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Apple comments on the presence of Carrier IQ on some iPhones:

We stopped supporting CarrierIQ with iOS 5 in most of our products and will remove it completely in a future software update. With any diagnostic data sent to Apple, customers must actively opt-in to share this information, and if they do, the data is sent in an anonymous and encrypted form and does not include any personal information. We never recorded keystrokes, messages or any other personal information for diagnostic data and have no plans to ever do so.

Seems like that says it all. Carrier IQ’s not seeing a lot of support from the big boys here, is it?

[via All Things D]

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10 responses to “Apple Turns Its Back On Keylogging Smartphone “Diagnostic” Company Carrier IQ”

  1. winski says:

    THAT’S the right answer… AND, Carrier IQ’s maker gets prosecuted for breaking Federal Wiretap Laws, AS DO ANY TELCO’S.

  2. jeanlouisnguyen says:

    TechCrunch put it best. Essentially, Apple is saying ‘we don’t use Carrier IQ… in most of our products… anymore’. So they did use it. But not since iOS 5. On some products… oh how I love guessing all the time.

  3. BW Manx says:

     “We never recorded keystrokes, messages or any other personal information for diagnostic data and have no plans to ever do so.”

    This is almost that same line that Carrier IQ is saying about their product in any smartphone.

  4. BW Manx says:

    Soooooo… Steve Jobs knew of Carrier IQ?

  5. CharliK says:

    Of course he did. It was probably his idea. They likely used the software to create the info that was sent directly to them, until they could develop their own. Now that they have, they have removed Carrier IQ in part if not fully from iOS and if it is only in part they are most certainly working to get that remaining stuff gone

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