Carrier IQ is a company who has developed a set of programs that run in the background on your phone. They are not able to be killed and have the ability to record everything you do on your phone. E V E R Y T H I N G! Even websites that are HTTPS and accessed over wifi.
Thank youÂ Trevor Eckhart for making this video to expose what Carrier IQ doesn’t want shown!
Mountain View, CA â€“ November 16, 2011 â€“
Carrier IQ would like to clarifyÂ some recent press on how our product is used and the information that isÂ gathered from smartphones and mobile devices.Â Carrier IQ delivers Mobile Intelligence on the performance of mobile devices andÂ networks to assist operators and device manufacturers in delivering high qualityÂ products and services to their customers. We do this by counting and measuringÂ operational information in mobile devices â€“ feature phones, smartphones andÂ tablets. This information is used by our customers as a mission critical tool toÂ improve the quality of the network, understand device issues and ultimatelyÂ improve the user experience. Our software is embedded by deviceÂ manufacturers along with other diagnostic tools and software prior to shipment.
While we look at many aspects of a deviceâ€™s performance, we are counting andÂ summarizing performance, not recording keystrokes or providing trackingÂ tools. The metrics and tools we derive are not designed to deliver suchÂ information, nor do we have any intention of developing such tools. TheÂ information gathered by Carrier IQ is done so for the exclusive use of thatÂ customer, and Carrier IQ does not sell personal subscriber information to 3Â rdÂ parties. The information derived from devices is encrypted and secured withinÂ our customerâ€™s network or in our audited and customer-approved facilities.
Our customers have stringent policies and obligations on data collection andÂ retention. Each customer is different and our technology is customized to theirÂ exacting needs and legal requirements. Carrier IQ enables a measurable impactÂ on improving the quality and experience of our customersâ€™ mobile networks andÂ devices. Our business model and technology aligns exclusively with this goal.
Personally I don’t care what they say they use our information for. They didn’t ask for permission to read all of my key-strokes, text messages and web history. Which makes this next statement a flat out lie!
Obviously I’m outraged at the blatant disregard for our privacy. I assume it’s not limited to Android. iOS users have probably not even put any thought into the fact that their data is probably being phished the same way as ours (speculation). In the end it’s just another reason to root your device and install custom ROMs. If you want to see what Carrier IQ isÂ nabbingÂ off your phone head to this XDA thread to get the app that exposes it.