Posted by Greg Mills

I contacted Apple Media Relations this morning requesting comment on the Carrier IQ privacy issue on Apple products and got a nice phone call back with an official statement from Apple, at 4:30 Central time.

“We stopped supporting CarrierIQ 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.”