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Carrier IQ Says It Sought FTC, FCC Meetings

December 15, 2011

Mobile diagnostic company Carrier IQ says it initiated meetings with Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission officials, and denies there it knows of any official investigation.

The Washington Post reported on Thursday that Carrier's software was under investigation by the FTC and FCC because it could be used ot track people.

"This week Carrier IQ sought meetings with the FTC and FCC to educate the two agencies about the functionality of its software and answer any and all questions. Andrew Coward, VP of Marketing at Carrier, said in a statement.

"Although Congressman Edward Markey , D-Mass. co-chairman of the Bi-Partisan Congressional Privacy Caucus, has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the practices of Carrier IQ, we are not aware of an official investigation into Carrier IQ at this time."

Coward says Carrier's software has been misrepresented in some media reports.

"Carrier IQ software provides mobile network operators and device manufacturers data that can help identify ways to prevent dropped calls, prolong battery life and improve customer service. The Carrier IQ software is not needed to record phone numbers dialed ad received per se, as the operators must know what numbers users dial as that is the only way they can bill users for their minutes."

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