By now you probably heard of Trevor Eckhart he is the man credited with finding “Carrier IQ” . Simple man’s explanation of Carrier IQ is your phone reports your keystrokes and position back to your carrier so you can “help carriers improve their network performance.” (If you want the long version of this explanation Click here for the story by TG Daily)
Nokia was on the list of phone makers that had this “feature” installed according to Trevor. But according to a statement by Nokia given to The Verge it’s not true.
“Nokia is aware of inaccurate reports which state that software from CarrierIQ has been found on Nokia devices. CarrierIQ does not ship products for any Nokia devices, so these reports are wrong.”
Given that Nokia has not played real nice with carriers in the past say oh….ever I would tend to believe that this is true. Plus most Nokia sold in the world have no carrier branding on them whatsoever and are unlocked phone which also leads me to believe it’s true.
Here’s hoping that Nokia’s new push to be more “carrier friendly” does not affect our mobile privacy.