Sprint Says Carrier IQ Is Disabled On All Devices

Posted: Dec 19 2011, 2:37pm CST | by , Updated: Dec 19 2011, 2:42pm CST, in News | Mobile Phones

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No more Carrier IQ for Sprint

The mobile phone world has been aflutter over the last month or so after it was revealed that Carrier IQ software was monitoring all sorts of things on the smartphones of users on just about all the carriers out there. The complaints were so strong that an investigation was kicked off by Congress and carriers moved quickly to distance themselves.

Sprint has reportedly announced that Carrier IQ has been disabled on its devices. According to the rumor, Sprint has asked all of the manufacturers making devices for its network to remove Carrier IQ software as soon as possible. Whether or not Sprint asked the makers to remove the software is up in the air.

However, the company is reportedly disabling Carrier IQ on its end. Sprint told Mobile Burn in an email, "We have weighed customer concerns and we have disabled use of the tool so that diagnostic information and data is no longer being collected. We are further evaluating options regarding this diagnostic software as well as Sprint's diagnostic needs." Sprint had previously said 26 million devices on its network had the software installed.

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