AT&T Admits to Using Carrier IQ on Its Network
AT&T is the latest to admit using Carrier IQ on its network, claiming they use the monitoring software for service- and quality-related purposes. When AT&T was probed for more information as to their usage and policies behind Carrier IQ, Computerworld reported:
Mark Siegel, executive director of media relations at AT&T, however, declined to say whether Carrier IQ is present in all AT&T handsets, what notice users have of its presence and whether users have the ability to turn off the software if they choose.
In an emailed statement, Siegel said that AT&T’s use of Carrier IQ software is in line with the company’s privacy policies. “We’re really not going to offer more detail than what’s in the statement,” he said.