Palm says not guilty after accusations

There has recently been a potentially disastrous privacy related PR storm that has Palm right in the centre, this occurred after a Palm Pre user noticed that his smartphone was apparently sending location data to the company.

The user, claimed that he noticed that the Pre sends the GPS location of the device which is also the same location he gets when he opens the map app on Pre. What’s more worrying still, is that details about what WebOS apps and for how long they are opened is also funnelled back to mother ship on a daily basis.

There is a simple hack which stops data from being sent to Palm, but Palm are already covered by it’s privacy policy, which clearly states that “when you use location based services, we will collect, transmit, maintain, process, and use your location and usage data”. For more information visit itproportal.com

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