Sprint Disabling Carrier IQ On Its Devices
Sprint has confirmed to Mobile Burn that it is no longer using Carrier IQ's software to collect diagnostic information from the handsets running on its network. "We have weighed customer concerns and we have disabled use of the tool so that diagnostic information and data is no longer being collected," said Sprint in an email to Mobile Burn. "We are further evaluating options regarding this diagnostic software as well as Sprint's diagnostic needs." Earlier this week, Sprint revealed that Carrier IQ's software is installed on 26 million phones running on its network, though it was only being used on approximately 1.3 million handsets at any given time. Sprint pointed out that it never used Carrier IQ's software to examine the contents of customer phones, nor to help drive targeted advertising campaigns. Sprint did not say if the software would be removed from its handsets.
Sprint (or any of the other carriers)...
Or illegally by the FBI or other Law Enforcement agencies for that matter.
Well, this is it.