We typically don’t traffic with PR, but given the wide-ranging interest in our release of the FBI’s Carrier IQ response, I wanted to share the following e-mail:
Just to clarify all of the media frenzy around the FBI.
Carrier IQ has never provided any data to the FBI. If approached by a law enforcement agency, we would refer them to the network operators because the diagnostic data collected belongs to them and not Carrier IQ.
Carrier IQs data is not designed to address the special needs of law enforcement. The diagnostic data that we capture is mostly historical and won’t reveal where somebody is and what they are doing on a real-time basis.
Hope this helps answer some of your questions.
My question was and is, “Does the FBI have manuals or instructions on how to access Carrier IQ data?”.