Sep 2nd, 2011

HTC has responded to claims that software included in the most recent updates to the HTC Sensation and HTC EVO 3D are spying on users, collecting data including location and other user behaviors. In short, users shouldn’t have anything to worry about. HTC does not intend to collect information without the knowledge of the user, saying that any collected data is done so on an opt-in basis. You opt-in when your phone hits an error and you choose to send a report off to HTC. But even if you do choose to forward info to HTC, the data is encrypted and stripped of identifying factors.

So, much like other information collection scares that have popped up around smartphones, again your privacy appears to be safe. HTC promises it isn’t spying on users, and we have no reason to believe otherwise.

[via BGR]

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