Sony Ericsson says no Carrier IQ on Xperia handsets

by XB on 2nd December 2011

in News

Carrier IQIf you’ve been following the wider technology news over the last couple of weeks, you wouldn’t have failed to notice the furore over the antics of a company called Carrier IQ. The company provides “intelligence solutions to the wireless industry”, but it was recently discovered that it was collecting smartphone data without consent. This included the applications being run on people’s smartphones and even monitoring keystrokes.

A number of companies have distanced themselves from Carrier IQ including Apple, RIM and Nokia. Now it’s Sony Ericsson’s turn, who released an official statement on the matter that should people’s minds at rest. See the official Sony Ericsson statement after the break.

Official Sony Ericsson statement on Carrier IQ

Sony Ericsson does not install or support Carrier IQ on its devices. The exception is in the U.S when required by carriers. Sony Ericsson does not receive or gather any information or data collected by Carrier IQ. For questions regarding Carrier IQ, we recommend consumers to contact their operator.

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