It came to light this week that the Palm Pre sends an array of user information back to Palm HQ on a daily basis. Specifically, Palm Pre users send the following information back to the mothership every 24 hours.
1) Installed Apps
2) Crash Logs
3) User Location (via GPS)
4) And finally, a list of which apps are being used and for how long
Obviously, having Big Brother being constantly aware of your whereabouts is a troubling idea, but Palm issued a statement on the matter earlier this week:
Fair enough, but can you imagine the backlash if big, bad, and evil Apple was found to be doing the same thing?