View Full Version : Senator Franken Demands Telcos & HTC Come Clean on Carrier IQ

Stuart Smalley
12/07/11, 04:37 AM
Senator Demands Telcos & HTC Come Clean on Carrier IQ (http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/12/carrier-iq-franken/)

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minnesota) wants handset manufacturers and mobile carriers to explain what user data is being vacuumed to Carrier IQ, whose software is secretly installed on about 150 million mobile phones in the United States.

Franken is demanding that Sprint, HTC and AT&T cough up some answers, though the senator should also consider asking T-Mobile as well, because it uses Carrier IQ...

Last week, Franken demanded that Carrier IQ, of Mountain View, California, explain what data it is siphoning from handsets. On Friday, in an on-site interview, Carrier IQ spilled the beans to Wired, saying it has the capacity to log web usage, and to chronicle where and when and to what numbers calls and text messages were sent and received. The company said it cannot read contents of text messages, although the company days before said it could.