Microsoft: Carrier IQ? Not on Windows PhoneDecember 1, 2011 No Comments
Carrier IQ has caused quite a stir on the mobile front recently, since itÂ was uncovered that most smart-phones like Android and iPhone run the hidden software. Carrier IQ was designed to collect data from users on theirÂ handhelds so carriers can better understand how phones are being used, but to many felt like the software was just as bad as spy-ware. Carrier IQ even stepped in and released the following:
- Does not record your keystrokes.
- Does not provide tracking tools.
- Does not inspect or report on the content of your communications, such as the content of emails and SMSs.
- Does not provide real-time data reporting to any customer.
- Finally, we do not sell Carrier IQ data to third parties.
Nonetheless people were concerned andÂ a search party went out to exactly find out what mobile devices had carrier IQ enabled. Microsoft took the guessing game out of everyone’s hands when Joe Belfiore, who oversees Windows Phone Program Management stated the following on Twitter:
So for those of you that own a Windows Phone have nothing to fear, Windows Phone does not have Carrier IQ. For those of you who own Android or iPhone devices and fear the whole Carrier IQ crisis, you can always grab a Windows Phone as your next deviceÂ : )