Today in Mobile

The fallout from Carrier IQ’s tracking software has been as frenzied as it was predictable: Sprint confirmed that is used data from the app (but only “to help maintain our network performance”), Senator Al Franken officially demanded answers, and Forbes examined how the software may be violating federal wiretap laws. Meanwhile, a small army of handset vendors and network operators are scrambling to disavow any relationship with Carrier IQ. So it may be quite a while before we have any ideas about what information was being tracked, and by whom. But you can be sure that federal regulators and policy-makers will be on the case — for better or worse.