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Apple drops support for CarrierIQ

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Dec 2011 16:38 User comments (5)

Apple drops support for CarrierIQ Apple has made a statement in the huge CarrierIQ fiasco, saying they have now fully dropped support for the rootkit/keylogger.
The next update for iOS 5 (and other past operating systems) will remove all traces of the software.

Says Apple:

We stopped supporting Carrier IQ 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.


For more info, check here: Smartphone keylogger/rootkit software company CarrierIQ receives letter from US Senator

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5 user comments

11.12.2011 16:55

I seriously think any phone maker or carrier that doesn't stop supporting this vile program should see a HUGE class action lawsuit. This program totally violates the federal wiretapping laws.



21.12.2011 18:10

Originally posted by jookycola:
I seriously think any phone maker or carrier that doesn't stop supporting this vile program should see a HUGE class action lawsuit. This program totally violates the federal wiretapping laws.
totally agree this is ridiculous

31.12.2011 23:50

Everyone who ever authorized the installation of the software should be facing a jail term for illegal wiretapping; if their choice resulted in 2,000,000 phones being tapped, they should face 2,000,000 counts.

BTW...what about all the apple devices that didn't get iOS5???

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 02 Dec 2011 @ 1:13


42.12.2011 19:59

seems funny apple is so quick to jump on this.

52.12.2011 23:39

Originally posted by senator29:
seems funny apple is so quick to jump on this.
I am a bit surprised that they included it in the first place; I always assumed they had their own CarrierIQ-like software built into iOS.


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