According to Joey Hess, a Debian developer, our Palm Pre are periodically sending end-user data to Palm, such as your GPS location, time on an app and which app specifically, crash logs and full list of installed apps. This seems normal, in my opinion, even the GPS location part to some extent. I see it as info Palm needs to improve their services and the whole user experience, and free marketing research of course.
"We may share, disclose, or transfer your personal information as follows:
We may also disclose your personal information as we determine reasonably necessary to (a) comply with applicable law, regulations, legal processes, or enforceable governmental requests, (b) respond as necessary to an actual or potential lawsuit, or (c) protect the rights and property of Palm or others. We reserve the right to retain, use, and disclose aggregate or anonymous information developed from personal information at any time.
If we merge with, or are acquired by another company, or sell all or substantially all of our relevant assets, or file for bankruptcy, we may disclose and transfer personal information with" the company or asset. We will seek appropriate protection for personal information disclosed or transferred in such transactions consistent with applicable law."
We'll see what Palm's response to this.
[Thanks for the tip, Matt, via Slashdot]