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Sprint Disabling Carrier IQ On Its Devices

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Dec 16, 2011, 1:56 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

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.

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Dec 16, 2011, 2:34 PM

Sprint (or any of the other carriers)...

might not have "used Carrier IQ's software to examine the contents of customer phones...", but that doesn't mean any employee(s) with know-how within the company didn't.

Or illegally by the FBI or other Law Enforcement agencies for that matter.
Illegally? The FBI and Police? They NEVER break the law! What are you talking about!! 👀

Dec 16, 2011, 5:23 PM

Well, this is it.

I think Carrier IQ was initially and still being used as the carriers suggest to help with their network. But I don't trust in the end, thats what it will always be used for. Its a foot in the door. Recently they used Predators for police work, the promise initially to protect the borders from so called terrorist infiltration, see how that goes, already a lie and one being accepted. Same with devices like ezpass, we're using it just as a billing scheme, now, used for speed control, getting warrants from civil suits because my husband is cheating and is driving to his GF's. Thats my fear with C IQ.
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