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According to Geek.com Sprint has ordered OEMs remove Carrier IQ from all of its devices. Carrier IQ, which is an intelligence gathering and diagnostics program that helps cellular carriers obtain various information about their customers' mobile devices. Included, but not limited to most used applications, how much memory the applications are using, call dropping, and any other metrics the cellular carrier may implement. However there has been lawsuits filed against HTC, and Samsung regarding the usage of Carrier IQ, that it was allegedly recording private information on the mobile device, and transmitting the private information.
In mid-November, software developer Trevor Eckhart published a video blog illustrating the operation of the CIQ software recording keystrokes, including information sent to secure websites using HTTPS security protocols used in e-commerce and other security-sensitive sites. After Eckhart published his discovery and documents he found on CIQ’s website, CIQ accused him of copyright violations and threatened legal actions unless he capitulated to the company’s demands. The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a public-interest digital rights watchdog stepped in to defend Eckhart and CIQ later apologized to Eckhart and rescinded its demands. -- Hagens Berman
To read further about the discussion (with documents) visit Bloomberg's article, http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-12-16/carrier-iq-response-on-privacy-falls-short-u-s-senators-say.html.