The hot topic that everyone has been talking about over the last few days is the Carrier IQ data logging software hat has been found in Android and iOS smartphones, and many companies have spoken out in an attempt to distance themselves from the controversy.
The latest company is Google, who has confirmed in a statement that they do not use the Carrier IQ software, which you can see in the statement below.
We do not have an affiliation with CarrierIQ. Android is an open source effort and we do not control how carriers or OEMs customize their devices.
The software was originally discovered by software researcher Trevor Eckhart, who found the data logging software hidden in his Android smartphone, and since then the software has been discovered in a number of different handsets, which means it is installed on millions of peoples smartphones without their knowledge.
Source The VergeFiled Under: Android News, Apple, Mobile Phone News, Technology News