Logging Software From Carrier IQ Is Found On Many Mobile Phones
During the last several days, there have been many reports on the findings of
“After connecting his HTC device to his computer, Trevor found that IQRD is secretly logging every single button that he taps on the phone--even on the touchscreen number pad. IQRD is also shown to be logging text messages”.
The video also shows that IQRD is logging Web searches during encrypted HTTPS connection. It is not entirely clear what data is sent and used, but the presence of this software has provoked many privacy concerns. As Eckhart noted, there is no way to deactivate logging on his Android HTC phone. Also he noted that the software is deeply embedded and it can’t be deleted without rebuilding the smartphone from the source code.
It seems that data logged for iOS devices is limited to location (if Location Services are turned on) and phone call activity. Also unlike the Eckhart's HTC phone, iOS users can disable these diagnostics and choose “Don't Send” in Settings -> General -> About -> Diagnostics & Usage. Also in that setting menu users can peruse the actually logged diagnostic data.
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