blog Worried about that nasty Carrier IQ keylogging/tracking software which is causing such a ruckus in the US? You probably shouldn’t be. This morning Delimiter checked with Australia’s three major mobile telcos about whether they had deployed the software into their networks. We got the following responses back.
Telstra said: “Not installed on our phones. Not used by us.” Optus said: “I can confirm that Optus has not deployed Carrier IQ in our network.” And Vodafone sent through the following statement as a question and answer response:
Is CarrierIQ used on Vodafone networks? “We do not use this technology on our customer networks in Australia, the UK or elsewhere. The protection of our customers’ privacy is paramount and we have strict guidelines governing the technologies we deploy.”
Is CarrierIQ present on mobile devices sold by Vodafone? (In other words, is it preloaded onto Vodafone handsets by manufacturers?) “We require all of our suppliers to comply in full with the strict guidelines we have in place governing the protection of privacy on all of our customer networks. We have no evidence from our analysis to date that the CarrierIQ technology is present on any of the Vodafone customer networks.”
So there you go. Nothing to worry about ;) As you were.