Carrier IQ is a company that provides analytics software to various telecom providers. Carrier IQ has developed analytics programs the provide information about smartphone users to cellphone carriers.
Carrier IQ made news in 2011 following complaints that its embedded analytics systems invaded smartphone users' privacy. Although Carrier IQ collects performance data, this means essentially tracking and logging what users do on their phones, which critics say presents a risk to user privacy.
The company was founded in 2005 and is based in California.
Some of the latest news on the company shows that Carrier IQ is continuing to respond to privacy issues by hiring key staffers to work with regulators and address security and privacy concerns.