The Pre Reports Your Location to Palm

It turns out that Palm wants your data – as much as possible! The Pre sends the following information home daily:

  • Location
  • Which apps you’ve used and for how long
  • App crash logs
  • Installed apps

Apparently Palm says you can turn it off, but they don’t tell you how. You OK it by agreeing to their privacy policy (so – who here has ever read a privacy policy / eula they’ve agreed to?).

More and more companies (Apple, Google, to name a few) feel they have ownership of the devices they sell you, and feel that collecting this kind of private data is fine.

Of course, some of the apps on the phone need this kind of data in order to work (eg apps that show things close to you in Google Maps) but does Palm need this data too?

via FYI: The Pre Reports Your Location to Palm |

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