About That ‘HTC Collecting Data’ Thing…
You’ve probably heard the news these last few days that a pair of HTC handsets were recently found to be collecting user data. As XDA first uncovered, the HTC Sensation and EVO 3D were said to be reporting users’ locations, app notes, location, and other items. Say what? Well, before the full details could be uncovered or explained, the internet went amok reporting on the shady behavior.
Cut to today and HTC explaining the whole situation and what’s really going on.
encrypting the data.
HTC is committed to protecting your privacy and that means a commitment to clear opt-in/opt-out as the standard for collecting any information we need to serve you better.”
It might have taken a few days to get someone to issue a statement on the situation but HTC made it right. And really, there was no major ‘wrong’ to begin with.