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12/19/2011
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Sprint Splits With Carrier IQ

At no time had Sprint used Carrier IQ to do anything more than collect performance data, Sprint spokeswoman says

Sprint is rethinking its relationship with smartphone monitoring software vendor Carrier IQ.

Notably, Geek.com reported Friday that a source at handset manufacturer HTC said Sprint had requested that all of its device manufacturers "remove the Carrier IQ software from Sprint devices as soon as possible."

Reached for comment, a Sprint spokeswoman said Monday that the company wouldn't comment on rumors. "I can tell you that we have weighed customer concerns and we have disabled use of the tool so that diagnostic information and data is no longer being collected," she said. "We are further evaluating options regarding this diagnostic software as well as Sprint's diagnostic needs."

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