Originally Posted by SolipsismX
How many iPhones would that be? Since it's gone from most devices using iOS 5.0 and that OS is used going back to the 3GS is that really a lot os phones that are using it? Either way, that number does make it seem like Carrier IQ is almost exclusively in the US since we know AT&T, Sprint, HTC, Samsung and Apple are customers in some regard. So which is the carrier(s) and/or vendor(s) that is keylogging? That's what I want to know.
Actually Apple said "We stopped supporting CarrierIQ with iOS 5 in most of our products
", not most of their individual devices. Two different things. I would suspect that Apple is still using it in the 4S for diagnostics, being that it's a new device with a few bugs here and there that still need quashing.
There's another researcher who claims there's no "keylogging" in the manner we think of it. Dan Rosenberg writes that "CarrierIQ does a lot of bad things. It's a potential risk to user privacy, and users should be given the ability to opt out of it.
But people need to recognize that there's a big difference between recording events like keystrokes and HTTPS URLs to a debugging buffer (which is pretty bad by itself), and actually collecting, storing, and transmitting this data to carriers (which doesn't happen). After reverse engineering CarrierIQ myself, I have seen no evidence that they are collecting anything more than what they've publicly claimed: anonymized metrics data. There's a big difference between "look, it does something when I press a key" and "it's sending all my keystrokes to the carrier!". Based on what I've seen, there is no code in CarrierIQ that actually records keystrokes for data collection purposes. Of course, the fact that there are hooks in these events suggests that future versions may abuse this type of functionality, and CIQ should be held accountable and be under close scrutiny so that this type of privacy invasion does not occur. But all the recent noise on this is mostly unfounded.
There are plenty of reasons to be upset about CIQ, but please don't jump to conclusions based on incomplete evidence."
CBS has an recently updated story too, with responses from TMobile, Sprint, RIM and others.http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505124_1...id-smartphone/
Almost refreshing to have a story other than Samsung or Apple legal news.
EDIT: IMHO, within three weeks this will be a largely forgotten issue.