More news on the Carrier IQ data logging software this morning, first we heard Google say that they don’t use the software, then we had a statement from the company behind Carrier IQ, and now Apple has spoken out about the software.
We reported the other date that Carrier IQ has been discovered in Apple’s iOS devices, although to a lesser extent than other devices, and now Apple has confirmed they will remove the software in a future update.
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.
What is clear from all this news about Carrier IQ, is that smartphone manufacturers and mobile providers are doing as much as they can to distance themselves from the software,.