“Motorola and T-Mobile responded Tuesday to requests from Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn) for more details on how they use Carrier IQ software,” Hayley Tsukayama reports for The Washington Post.
“In its letter to Franken, T-Mobile revealed that it uses the device on some of its premium smartphones including the HTC Amaze and the Samsung Galaxy S II,” Tsukayama reports. ” It estimates that 450,000 of its customers ‘use devices that contain Carrier IQ’s diagnostic software’ to collect some information, such as the telephone numbers a user dials and the phone numbers from incoming calls. It does not collect the content of text messages sent or received, the content of e-mails sent or received, the URLs of Web sites visited, information from users’ address books or any other keystroke data.”
Tsukayama reports, “Motorola replied that it installs software on four models — the Admiral, Titanium, Bravo and Atrix 2 — at the request of its carrier partners, AT&T and Sprint.”
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