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NEWS: Palm criticised over Pre privacy
The discovery was made by software developer and Pre owner Joey Hess,
who found that his phone was reporting his location over a secure
connection back to Palm. It also sent back information about
application crashes - even those not seen by a Pre owner.
Also in the daily update sent to Palm was a list of the third party
applications installed on the phone.
geographical data to help with location-based services. However,
commentators were puzzled as to why it needed to gather so much data
and why owners were not told about what it had gathered.
Mr Hess found a way to disable the reporting by editing the phone's
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