Tuesday, May 24, 2016

No Support For Carrier IQ In iOS 5

It seems that has stopped supporting Carrier IQ in iOS 5 and plans to completely remove it in their future software updates. Let�s face it, we all love our smart but the one thing we don�t like is the logging software such as Carrier IQ that is added without our knowledge.

The main perpetrator in the Carrier IQ saga is Google�s Android Software which reportedly monitors SMS, web usage data and any trokes it feels like logging. We also reported not so long ago that Carrier IQ was also keeping tabs on the iPhone which has added even more fuel to the fire. The iOS iteration even though it is not as daunting as the Google Android still poses as an invasion of privacy.

has confirmed that they are currently in the phasing out process of the controversial software and that they will be completely removing it in a future software update. They have not stated when this future update will be and iOS 5.1 has alrdy been sent out to developers but whether it has been removed or not we don�t know.

did relse a statement in relation to this matter and this is what they had to say:

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 , 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 trokes, messages or any other personal information for diagnostic data and have no plans to ever do so.

If you do have an iPhone or other iDevice and you want to make sure that you are not being watched over you can do this manually by opening the settings icon and going to eral > About > Diagnostics & Usage > and opt for Don�t Send. This will ensure that all your information and data is kept private until completely remove the Carrier IQ from their software.

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