What Is Carrier IQ? (Updated)Mario Aguilar12/01/11 2:52pmFiled to: Carrier iqStopspyingTrackingSpyingPrivacyWhat IsTop541EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkHoly data privacy scandal! Over the last week the news that Carrier IQ has been tracking millions of smartphone users without their knowledge has ballooned into a full-blown clusternut. Carrier IQ, huh? Sounds nefarious. But what exactly does it do? And why should you care?ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.