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davoice

join:2000-08-12
Saxapahaw, NC
reply to FFH

Re: End of CarrierIQ ??

Umm... they're not toast. You forget, what has been de-activated can be re-activated. Sprint is not saying it's *removing* CarrierIQ. It's just saying it has turned it off.

Thus there is no reason they can't turn it back on later. And nothing stopping them from continuing to install the software on their phones but just leave it turned off until some later date.

}Davoice



FFH
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join:2002-03-03
Tavistock NJ
kudos:5

said by davoice:

Umm... they're not toast. You forget, what has been de-activated can be re-activated. Sprint is not saying it's *removing* CarrierIQ. It's just saying it has turned it off.

Sprint says it is removing the software and not just turning it off.

»www.geek.com/articles/mobile/spr···0111216/

Sprint has ordered that all of their hardware partners remove the Carrier IQ software from Sprint devices as soon as possible.

Sources at HTC have told us that, as a result of the lawsuits targeting Carrier IQ, Sprint, and other CIQ-using OEMs, Sprint has asked all of their partners to get rid of Carrier IQ. Starting with the high-volume and high-profile devices on the network, each of the OEM’s has been asked to quickly release binaries that do not contain Carrier IQ so that over-the-air updates can be pushed to those devices as quickly as possible. The eventual plan is to remove Carrier IQ from all of the devices on Sprint’s network.


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