Carrier IQ Speaks

John Paczkowski spoke to executives at Carrier IQ. Even they’re backpedaling, pointing the finger at carriers:

The carriers. They decide what’s to be collected and how long it’s stored — typically about 30 days. And according to Carrier IQ, the data is in their control the whole time.

“It’s the operator that determines what data is collected,” says Carrier IQ CEO Larry Lenhart. “They make that decision based on their privacy standards and their agreement with their users, and we implement it.”

On this point, Lenhart is particularly emphatic. “We capture only the data they specify, and provide it to them,” he reiterates. “We don’t capture more than that.”

They only capture what the carriers ask for.

Thursday, 1 December 2011