There have been rumblings lately regarding suspicious data collection happening with HTC's Evo 3D. For those not familiar, it was recently discovered that a service in the latest update for the Evo 3D collected usage, location, and device information, causing some concern among users and developers alike.
Xda reported today on a statement made by HTC officials which attempts to quell fears surrounding the data collection, letting users know that the data is encrypted and all identifying information is excluded. Additionally HTC clarified that the data is related to opt-in error-reporting, and not simply being collected on a whim. Here's the full text of the statement:
The statement seems to effectively combat the sensational rumors surrounding HTC's data collection, and make clear the reasons and situations in which data is collected.
HTC's reaching out is also somewhat comforting (even if there was little reason for discomfort), showing the user and developer communities that HTC is aware of them and actively listening. Xda's post seems hopeful that this reflects a shift in the direction of HTC's policies, bringing them more into line with the expectations of its customers and responding directly to any issues that arise.
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