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Anonymous(anon)
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Re: Sony Ericsson's Xperias and "Carrier IQ"?

Using the program that TrevE made from XDA.  You can use it to scan for other loggers.

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uliwooly-wooly
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Registered: ‎2011-09-08

Re: Sony Ericsson's Xperias and "Carrier IQ"?

under App usage Logs I get

Data/system/usagestats" (Google Usage Stats)** nothing else

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Sam
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Re: Sony Ericsson's Xperias and "Carrier IQ"?

I have just checked this and located the folder then opened the logs it seems to store. I can not confirm its function but the data is very generic. For example it a[appears to be txt files that contain in one example:

"start=1322669557396

end=1322671357501"

This appears to be the nature of all of the files located in this folder so I do not see any security risk here.

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uliwooly-wooly
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Registered: ‎2011-09-08

Re: Sony Ericsson's Xperias and "Carrier IQ"?

more info  on carriers using Carrier IQ, Samsung Apple HTC already made official comments on this, come one SE :smileysilly:

http://www.engadget.com/update/carrier-iq-which-companies-have-the-smarts/

Apple:

We stopped supporting Carrier IQ with iOS 5 in most of our products and will remove it completely in a future software update. With any diagnostic data sent to Apple, customers must actively opt-in to share this information, and if they do, the data is sent in an anonymous and encrypted form and does not include any personal information. We never recorded keystrokes, messages or any other personal information for diagnostic data and have no plans to ever do so.

AT&T:

In-line with our privacy policy, we solely use CIQ software data to improve wireless network and service performance.

HTC:

Statement 1: HTC, like most manufacturers, has an opt-in error reporting function built in to our devices. If your phone experiences an error, you have the option of 'Telling HTC' so we can make improvements to our phones. Details about this are in our privacy policy on each device and in order for data to be collected, you have to opt-in. If you do opt-in, we protect your privacy by de-identifying and encrypting the data. HTC is committed to protecting your privacy and that means a commitment to clear opt-in/opt-out as the standard for collecting any information we need to serve you better.

Statement 2: Carrier IQ is required on devices by a number of U.S carriers so if consumers or media have any questions about the practices relating to, or data collected by, Carrier IQ we'd advise them to contact their carrier. It is important to note that HTC is not a customer or partner of Carrier IQ and does not receive data from the application, the company, or carriers that partner with Carrier IQ. HTC is investigating the option to allow consumers to opt-out of data collection by the Carrier IQ application.

Microsoft:

Since people are asking -- Windows Phones don't have CarrierIQ on them either.

Nokia:

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

RIM:

RIM does not pre-install the Carrier IQ app on BlackBerry smartphones or authorize its carrier partners to install the Carrier IQ app before sales or distribution... RIM also did not develop or commission the development of the Carrier IQ application, and has no involvement in the testing, promotion, or distribution of the app.

Samsung:

Some Samsung mobile phones do include Carrier IQ, but it's very important to note that it's up to the carrier to request that Samsung include that software on devices. One other important point is that Samsung does not receive any consumer user information from the phones that are equipped with Carrier IQ.

Sprint:

Carrier IQ provides information that allows Sprint, and other carriers that use it, to analyze our network performance and identify where we should be improving service. We also use the data to understand device performance so we can figure out when issues are occurring. We collect enough information to understand the customer experience with devices on our network and how to address any connection problems, but we do not and cannot look at the contents of messages, photos, videos, etc., using this tool. The information collected is not sold and we don't provide a direct feed of this data to anyone outside of Sprint.

Sprint is well known for our serious commitment to respecting and protecting the privacy and security of each customer's personally identifiable information and other customer data. A key element of this involves communicating with our customers about our information privacy practices. The Sprint privacy policy makes it clear we collect information that includes how a device is functioning and how it is being used. Carrier IQ is an integral part of the Sprint service. Sprint uses Carrier IQ to help maintain our network performance.

Verizon:

To be 100% clear: Carrier IQ is *not* on Verizon Wireless phones.

HP:

HP does not install nor authorize its partners to embed Carrier IQ on its webOS devices.

Google: (which has never shipped CarrierIQ on its Nexus devices)

We do not have an affiliation with CarrierIQ. Android is an open source effort and we do not control how carriers or OEMs customize their devices.

T-Mobile:

T-Mobile utilizes the Carrier IQ diagnostic tool to troubleshoot device and network performance with the goal of enhancing network reliability and our customers' experience . T-Mobile does not use this diagnostic tool to obtain the content of text, email or voice messages, or the specific destinations of a customers' internet activity, nor is the tool used for marketing purposes.

Anonymous(anon)
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Re: Sony Ericsson's Xperias and "Carrier IQ"?

Click on other log dirs.  You'll see there are a ton of logging files, particularly in the "dropbox" folder.

Anonymous(anon)
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Re: Sony Ericsson's Xperias and "Carrier IQ"?

screenshot_2011-12-01_1952.png

This is what I'm talking about.  It also has txt files called "SYSTEMBOOT."

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uliwooly-wooly
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Registered: ‎2011-09-08

Re: Sony Ericsson's Xperias and "Carrier IQ"?

yes I see it too, we need a official answer ASAP :smileyhappy:

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Sam
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Re: Sony Ericsson's Xperias and "Carrier IQ"?

If you open the files you will see the information contained, but you will need to get a Root Explorer for that from the market. You will see that the data appears much as what I have provided an example of above, just random data and no personal information of any description.

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uliwooly-wooly
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Registered: ‎2011-09-08

Re: Sony Ericsson's Xperias and "Carrier IQ"?

I don't think it's random data

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Sam
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Re: Sony Ericsson's Xperias and "Carrier IQ"?

Just to set your minds at ease, this is perfectly normal and you can read all about this function at the below links:

What it is :

http://developer.android.com/reference/android/os/DropBoxManager.html

How I found that out:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=999005

This will be last I say on this one till I can get an offical response about the Carrier -IQ question, but will be in touch as soon as that comes through.