Posted here in the interest of fairness - Carrier IQ's official response to allegations of wiretapping and spyware.
“The software receives a huge amount of information from the operating system,” Andrew Coward, Carrier IQ’s VP of marketing, told AllThingsD. “But just because it receives it doesn’t mean that it’s being used to gather intelligence about the user or passed along to the carrier.”The operating system makers blame the carriers. The hardware makers blame the carriers. The software company itself blames the carriers. Verizon says "not us!" This may not be a good holiday season to be a cellular company that sells smart phones.
“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.”