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Sony Ericsson's Xperias and "Carrier IQ"?

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Posts: 7,321
Registered: ‎2011-09-08

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

thanx for the info, we just have to wait for SE official answer on Carrier IQ

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

updated info


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.


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


Bell doesn't install or support Carrier IQ or similar programs. You may want to connect with the device manufacturers for the industry-wide perspective.


Carrier IQ is not on any of our 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.


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


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.


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


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 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.


Hi all. I'm happy to confirm that we have investigated and Carrier IQ is NOT on any of our devices


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.


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.


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.


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

Motorola didn't have an official statement, but did mention that Carrier IQ is only pre-loaded as an operator requirement. According to MobileSyrup, Virgin Mobile Canada, Telus and Videotronhave also confirmed that Carrier IQ is not loaded on any of their devices.

Posts: 6,617
Registered: ‎2011-06-28

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

i bought the phone without any carrier . it was unlocked...

does that software needs rooting..??

can you please explain what is going on..?

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Posts: 7,321
Registered: ‎2011-09-08

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

there's an "app" that acts as phishing/spyware and it's hidden

you need to root to use the app

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

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Posts: 7,321
Registered: ‎2011-09-08

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

great news, I wonder why SE is taking so long to make an official statement

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

iPhone, Blackberry and Gmail users are all “screwed” privacy-wise, says Julian Assange [VIDEO]

It looks like our privacy doesn’t really exist in today’s world of modern technology with the recent Carrier IQ logging scandal and the one with the iPhone 4 tracking every movement you make a while back.

Scary, indeed. And to make matters worse, in a recent press conference Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has made a statement about iPhone, Blacberry and Gmail users saying they are simply “screwed”.

Here are his exact words:

Who has an iPhone [in this room]? Who has a Blackberry [in this room]? Who uses Gmail [in this room]? Well, you are all screwed.

And this is followed by his statement that there are many intelligence equipment contractors who are already selling mass surveillance systems for spying on the iPhones, Blackberries and Gmail. Check out the short video below.

This begs the question in what kind of world we are living in? Wonder what is coming next and what actions will be taken by the companies standing behind the aforementioned products to make them more secure and safe for their customers and users. How do you feel about Mr. Assange’s statement and everything that’s happening recently with your privacy?

‎2015-08-28 01:23 AM
Posts: 2,839
Registered: ‎2010-09-20

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

Official Sony Ericsson statement:

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.

Good news to kick off the weekend with, huh? smile happy

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

Great. At least we know our phones are clean.

Forum Legend
Posts: 7,321
Registered: ‎2011-09-08

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

Great, sucks for us here in the US silly

I have an important question, so SE doesn't add Carrier IQ to phones only here in the US, but even SIM free phones or just sold by carriers?