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Apple says Carrier IQ unused, will remove it from iOS 5

In a statement made this morning to AllThingsD, Apple says it no longer uses Carrier IQ in iOS 5, had never used it to record or transmit personal information, and plans to remove the software entirely in a coming update to the mobile OS:

We stopped supporting Carrier IQ 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.

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Carrier IQ references found in iOS

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Earlier tonight, iPhone hacker Chpwn tweeted what appears to be the first discovery of Carrier IQ involvement in Apple’s mobile OS.

The Carrier IQ story has until now focused entirely on Android, Nokia and Blackberry devices, however Chpwn has discovered references to servers operated by Carrier IQ in a binary called /usr/bin/IQAgent in iOS 3.1.3. Read more

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