The Palm Pre may look like a good phone but it has been acting naughty lately, according to one programmer.
Word has it the popular smartphone has been having some conversations of its own after its users have hung up. A software developer told The Los Angeles Times he noticed his phone was reporting his location and more to Palm once a day.
"He was checking over computer logs he created to track the phone's system and he discovered that the Pre was uploading its GPS location to Palm Inc. once a day," the paper said. The phone also uploaded the programmer's application usage, including messaging.
Palm didn't deny playing the role of Big Brother but in a statement to the Times the Bay Area company said it appreciated "the trust that users give us with their information, and (we) have no intention to violate that trust."
Joey Hess, the Linux programmer who discovered the quirk, said he wasn't enjoying the experience. Being a programmer and all, he found a way to put a stop the shenanigans.