In the recent fiasco covered by the many tech blogs of the internet, Carrier IQ makes a software that monitors everything on goes on in a smartphone. It’s an invasion of privacy, and even though Carrier IQ stats it’s only performance-related data, there’s no proof to in. So in response, just about every manufacturer of smartphones are responding with the truth — either they use Carrier IQ’s software, or they don’t. Apple has just clarified that they don’t use it in iOS 5 devices. If only the same could be said for a majority of the Android phones in existence. Apple’s full statement is seen below:
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.