Mobile Software Company Faces Scrutiny
ONLINE PRIVACYDecember 9, 2011
Smartphone software maker CarrierIQ has said in a statement that it does monitor all keystrokes on mobile devices but only for "legitimate purposes," thinq.co.uk reports. The company said its "software does not record, store or transmit the contents of SMS messages, e-mail, photographs, audio or video." Global lawmakers and regulators have taken note of allegations about the company's data collection practices, and the French data protection authority said it is investigating the matter. The company is facing four lawsuits.