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Carrier IQ disputes FBI connection

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(Read caption) Carrier IQ is under fire. Here, users try out an HTC handset at an event in Taipei. HTC is one of the manufacturers that reportedly uses Carrier IQ software.

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It has not been an easy few weeks for Carrier IQ, a California software firm. In late November, Android developer Trevor Eckhart published a video, alleging that Carrier IQ – which services Sprint, RIM, and HTC, among others – was surreptitiously logging the keystrokes of mobile phone users.

Carrier IQ was pelted with complaints and queries, from ordinary users and from US senators

Apple reps said they would banish Carrier IQ software from its devices completely.

Sprint and AT&T sought to distance themselves from Carrier IQ.

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