But security researchers have disagreed with conclusions drawn
from Eckhart’s analysis.
“It’s not true,” said Dan Rosenberg, a senior consultant at
Virtual Security Research, who said the video shows only
diagnostic information and at no point provides evidence the data
is stored or sent back to Carrier IQ. […]
Instead, the readouts on Eckhart’s video that occur when he
presses keys are “debugging messages” — informational feedback
meant to help smartphone programmers verify that their
applications are working correctly. In this case, Carrier IQ’s
developers appear to have set up the program to display a
diagnostic message when a key is pressed or when a text message
My question, after reading this: Do other apps on the device have read access to these debugging logs? Can App A read the keystrokes you typed in App B, because behind the scenes Carrier IQ’s daemon was logging those key presses?