By August 14, 2009

Palm is watching you.


Palm has responded to claims that its new flagship phone the Palm Pre abuses owner’s privacy rights.

The company’s statement issued after an owner discovered that location, list of third party applications, application usage as well as crashes were being sent back to Palm.

In the response issued by Palm it stated that it took the users privacy "seriously" and gave users ways to turn said features on and off.

Joey Hess software developer and Pre owner found his handset was sending this information back to Palm over a secure connection.

In its privacy policy, Palm does state that it uses geographical data to help with location-based services. It also added: "Our privacy policy is like many policies in the industry and includes very detailed language about potential scenarios in which we might use a customer’s information, all toward a goal of offering a great user experience." This has left both owners and developers wondering why so much data is needed and why they weren’t told what it had gathered.

Source: The BBC

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