Nokia phones are free of CarrierIQ

| December 2, 2011 | 40 Replies

Afraid that Big Brother is watching?

Vlad Savov from The Verge reports that none of Nokia’s devices have ever used CarrierIQ.

A statement from Nokia has been issued in response to allegations of the software being sold with support for Nokia devices.

“Nokia is aware of inaccurate reports which state that software from CarrierIQ has been found on Nokia devices. CarrierIQ does not ship products for any Nokia devices, so these reports are wrong.”

Also, recently, Joe Belfiore from Microsoft confirms that Windows Phone is CarrierIQ-free in his tweet.

So, it is safe to say that Nokia phones including its Lumia Line is free of CarrierIQ.

What is CarrierIQ and what is all this fuss about?

CarrierIQ provides telemetry to cellular carriers and manufacturers, and according to the company itself, its software is preinstalled on over 141 million phones. Now, a security researcher claims that the same software is monitoring every single key you press on your smartphone, reading your SMS, and logging much of the personal data you transmit, too — all with an app that you can’t remove.

In other words, your every gesture on your phone is being monitored if you are using an Android toy, iCrap device or Blackberry pie.

So for those fandroids and iSheeps who enjoy sexting, someone is watching.

Source: Twitter (1), (2) via wmpoweruser, The Verge

Cheers Vikas Patidar for the tip!


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