HTC Responds to “Spying” Allegation

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Recently we reported on HTC’s apparent “spying” on users with a recent update to the EVO 3D and Sensation.

According to a report, HTC has responded to these charges:

“We’ve seen some questions about Sensation and Evo 3D and want to provide more information. HTC, like most manufacturers, has an opt-in error reporting function built in to our devices. If your phone experiences an error, you have the option of “Telling HTC” so we can make improvements to our phones. Details about this are in our privacy policy on each device and in order for data to be collected, you have to opt-in. If you do opt-in, we protect your privacy by de-identifing and 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.”

What do you think? Is HTC’s response enough to calm the fears of their customers? Or are they still stepping over the line?

Source: XDA

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