Go Back   Wireless and Wifi Forums > Cellular Communications > US Networks > alt.cellular.sprintpcs
Register FAQ Forum Rules Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Advertise Mark Forums Read

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 08-13-2009, 05:51 PM
John Navas
Posts: n/a
Default 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.

In its privacy policy, Palm does explain that it will gather
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


Reply With Quote

« PagePlus Rocks the Mobile World--Unlimited Texts, Unlimited VoiceMinutes, 20MB of Data <$34/month on Verizon's Network | Sprint "vs" Verizon »
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NEWS: Palm criticised over Pre privacy John Navas alt.internet.wireless 2 08-14-2009 07:13 PM
NEWS: Palm criticised over Pre privacy John Navas alt.cellular.cingular 2 08-14-2009 07:13 PM
NEWS: Palm criticised over Pre privacy John Navas alt.cellular.verizon 0 08-13-2009 05:51 PM
NEWS: Palm criticised over Pre privacy John Navas alt.cellular.attws 0 08-13-2009 05:51 PM
Doctor Who's security & encryption FAQ v21.4 newsmanis@yahoo.com.au alt.computer.security 0 10-10-2007 10:34 PM

All times are GMT. The time now is 07:49 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2