Sprint Officially Disables Carrier IQ…Stopping the Collecting of Private Data

By: t-marco December 21st, 2011
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Sprint has made an official announcement regarding sending and collecting private data. They stated that the servers responsible for collecting Carrier IQ data are disabled.  Geek.com initially reported that “Sprint has ordered that all of their hardware partners remove the Carrier IQ software from Sprint devices as soon as possible.”

A spokesperson for the carrier speaking to MobileBurn said, “we are further evaluating options regarding this diagnostic software as well as Sprint’s diagnostic needs.”

This week, Sprint revealed that Carrier IQ software can be found on 26 million of its devices in the U.S.

Via Phandroid

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