Palm has responded to claims that its recently-launched Pre smartphone abuses owners’ privacy.
The company issued a statement after one owner discovered his phone was sending data every day back to Palm.
The information included the current location of the phone and how long each application was used for.
In its statement, Palm said it took users’ privacy “seriously” and said it gave phone owners ways to turn features on and off. [Source: BBC]
Further Reading from the Blogosphere (since I am not giving you much am I?):
- Palm Pre Owners: Big Brother is watching – Boy Genius Report
- Oh, By the way: The Palm Pre phones home with your location – MobileCrunch
- Palm on Palm Pre Privacy: We’re Just as Slimy as the Rest of our Industry – Johnon
- Palm Pre phones home with user location data – IntoMobile