If you’re like me, you love your Android phone. But like me, you’re not in love with the news that Android software called Carrier IQ is recording everything you do on said phone.
That’s right: all your texts, Google searches, passwords and keystrokes are being grabbed—all in the name of “making your user experience better” through research. Scarier still, the software seems to log each user’s location data. We have to wonder, is “research” the only way this info is being used?
Check out the video, created by Android developer Trevor Eckhart, to see how Carrier IQ works.
Carrier IQ said in a statement that it “assists operators and device manufacturers in delivering high-quality products and services to their customers … by counting and measuring operational information in mobile devices – feature phones, smartphones and tablets.
“The information gathered by Carrier IQ is done so for the exclusive use of that customer, and Carrier IQ does not sell personal subscriber information to third parties,” it added.