Followup on Carrier IQ

AT&T and Sprint have confirmed they load their handsets with Carrier IQ, and T-Mobile claims they have it on some devices. Verizon still maintains they don’t use it. Someone discovered DNS entries with Carrier IQ with names like verizon-demo, etc., which suggests either Verizon was looking into it, or Carrier IQ was trying to talk them into it. Could merely be a case of “they hadn’t formalized the documents and when the shitstorm breaks they can come out smelling like a rose”, but hey, if it keeps it off their devices, that’s a win for at least some users.

HTC added that they only include it because “some US carriers require it”. Interesting.

I don’t normally care for Computer World, but they have a good summary of it all here.