RIM says Carrier IQ software not for BlackBerry

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Posted: Dec 01, 2011 11:19 AM
RIM says Carrier IQ software not for BlackBerry

TORONTO (Reuters) - Research In Motion said on Thursday that it does not install or authorize its carrier partners to install, "Carrier IQ" software on its BlackBerry smartphones.

The company made the statement after a security researcher said the "Carrier IQ" application, which can monitor what device users are doing, has been installed on mobile devices from multiple vendors without the knowledge or consent of customers.

(Reporting By Alastair Sharp and Jeffrey Hodgson; Editing by Peter Galloway)