Google Charimen Eric Schmidt: We don't work with or support Carrier IQ

dgstorm

Editor in Chief
Staff member
Premium Member
Joined
Dec 30, 2010
Messages
10,992
Reaction score
3,966
Location
Austin, TX
eric-schmidt-google-comments-carrier-iq.jpg

It seems that the Carrier IQ privacy drama has drawn the attention of some heavy hitters. Google's Chairman, Eric Schmidt, himself, came forward denouncing Carrier IQ. He indicated that Google does not support or endorse the company Carrier IQ in any way. Google's Eric Schmidt is the latest to make a formal statement on the matter. Here are some of his comments during an Internet freedom conference in the Dutch city of The Hague:

“It’s a key-logger, and it actually does keep your keystrokes, and we certainly don’t work with them and we certainly don’t support it,” Schmidt said during a recent conference. “Android is an open platform, so it’s possible for people to build software that’s actually not very good for you, and this appears to be one.”

As a brief reminder, Carrier IQ made headlines over the past few weeks when a security expert came forward indicating that the company installed tracking software on millions of smartphones. It caused an uproar around the web, and a slew of companies, including Verizon, came forward denying any affiliation with them. In fact, several class-action lawsuits have actually been filed against the company since the story broke.

You know you have garnered some negative attention when a "Big Cheese" like Eric Schmidt comments on you. Things are looking very grim for Carrier IQ.

Source: BGR
 
S

SFGate

Guest
Whatever negative consequences Carrier IQ suffers will be well deserved.
 
Joined
Mar 27, 2010
Messages
99
Reaction score
1
From the video I saw of the guy analyzing the carrierIQ app on his phone it looked like it was a pre-installed app that you can't remove. So either htc or the carrier knew beforehand what this app was exactly and what it did. CarrierIQ might just be doing it's job so if it wasn't carrierIQ it would've been some other company. But htc and/or the carrier for that particular phone is just as guilty because they knew what they were installing on the phone.
 

skennelly

Active Member
Joined
Oct 27, 2010
Messages
577
Reaction score
30
Location
Illinois
Talk about an interesting turn of events for CIQ. I think the biggest lesson learned through all of this is that anti-virus apps truly are useless. If they worked like most AV software, CIQ would have been discovered long ago.
 

johnomaz

Silver Member
Joined
Jul 12, 2010
Messages
3,187
Reaction score
637
Location
Central Valley, California
Current Phone Model
Google Pixel 2XL
Even better was the beloved iOS having it in their system too. Wonder how many pockets they padded to get that in there.
 

rubiksc00p

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 14, 2011
Messages
1,382
Reaction score
30
Location
Somewhere on this amazing ball of creation!
Even better was the beloved iOS having it in their system too. Wonder how many pockets they padded to get that in there.

Yep! It was great to tell all my iPhone friends about it, then have them say how almighty apple would never put something like that on... Then tell them! ;)

Swyped and sent through the interwebz directly to you from somewhere and some device that doesn't concern you!
 

dezymond

Tech Support Mod
Staff member
Premium Member
Joined
Nov 11, 2009
Messages
12,061
Reaction score
1,506
Location
Bay Area, California
Current Phone Model
Google Pixel
someone is going to be in alot of trouble....
 

Tuktanuk

Member
Joined
Dec 18, 2009
Messages
213
Reaction score
5
Location
Upstate NY
you can bet that if legislation fails here the hacker groups certainly won't. Anything they get out of this in the way of punishment is truly deserved.
 
Top