Samsung denies data gathering allegations

Samsung denies data gathering allegationsA recent academic study suggested that pre-installed apps on various Samsung devices were cheekily accessing and collecting users’ private data.

Unsurprisingly, everyone’s favourite South Korean manufacturer (no offense, Lucky Goldstar) has quickly released a statement intended to kick that notion in the privates and allay customer fears.

The Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note were all accused of harvesting information such as contact numbers and location information.

However, as reported by Yonhap News Agency, Samsung has emphatically denied the allegations. Samsung’s statement reads: "Samsung never collected or used private information of smartphone users. All applications provided by Samsung have no ability to collect private data.”

We’re reminded of the recent furore over iOS 4.3. A pair of chaps discovered that Apple’s OS was storing a rather worrying amount of location data. In that case, Apple conceded that the volume of data being gathered was quite unnecessary, and quickly released a fix.

Somehow we’re not entirely convinced that this is the end of the Samsung data gathering fiasco...

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JanSt / MOD  Dec. 5, 2011 at 16:39

They are lying. I'm just guessing - so, hey, sue me!
Anything "free" in a freemarket capitalist comes at a hidden price. Right now we pay for all those great things we treasure so much wIth our privacy! It's the currency - nevermind what we think we pay for our gadgets - that is just the first installment.
Windows reserves up to 20% of our bandwidth for snooping - only, they call it user experience improvement program. They are just the top cake icers.

CarrierIQ currently blame the networks, the networks blame progress, and Al Qaeda is probably also to blame.

It's a farce. It's sickening. And I don't believe. Anything.

There. All good now ;)

Treab  Dec. 5, 2011 at 17:04

Fill it in.. date set for the 10th

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 6, 2011 at 05:51

Exactly... O-o

Treab  Dec. 6, 2011 at 05:58

go to bed you :p some of us are up for work ;)

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 6, 2011 at 07:22

As am I :(

corgi74  Dec. 6, 2011 at 10:34

Samsung are brilliant. A company with a long history of bribery and corruption, produces products heavily influenced by a competitor (is a sunflower really the only possible icon to depict 'Photos'?) and now they are harvesting your data but STILL they are the poor innocent little flower underdog who farts rainbows that smell of flowers compared to the nasty people at Apple.

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 6, 2011 at 19:33

Hahaha :p


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