Dec 16th, 2011

As consumer and government concern continues to grow, Sprint has responded by disabling their servers responsible for collecting Carrier IQ data. As of Friday, the company has ceased using the tool to gather information in regards to network diagnostics. The news follows revelations by Sprint in a correspondence with Senator Al Franken that Carrier IQ has been deployed on over 26 million of their handsets.

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.” An unconfirmed report says that Sprint has been in talks with manufacturing partners to have Carrier IQ removed from devices bound for their network.

[via MobileBurn]