It has been a rough quarter for Carrier IQ. Ever since news of Carrier IQ’s random logging tendencies, the company has been plagued by bad press. It looks like a huge consumer of Carrier IQ’s proprietary software, the Now Network, has given it the boot.
With all the impending litigation, it seems that Sprint did not want any part of the fiasco in the new year. As of Friday, Sprint has shut down all the servers responsible for collecting Carrier IQ data. While this is not a permanent decision, it has sparked a internal re-investigation into “options regarding [Carrier IQ's] diagnostic software as well as Sprint’s diagnostic needs”.