Android Open to Keylogger, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Admits
Android openness welcomes all, privacy be damned.
“Android is an open platform, so it’s possible for people to build software that’s actually not very good for you, and this appears to be one.”
“It’s a key-logger, and it actually does keep your keystrokes, and we certainly don’t work with them and we certainly don’t support it.”
Translation: key-logger CAN be built into Android, as long as it doesn’t affect Android’s real customers – Google advertisers.
In contrast, Carrier IQ on iOS does NOT contain keylogger, and is OFF by default. Apple also promised iOS 5 Stopped Supporting Carrier IQ. Google made no such promises to respect Android user privacy at this time.
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