I'm sure it has. I recall seeing an article on precentral about how Palm uploads logs from the device, but the devil is in the details. The exact details of what was uploaded is not something I recall reading about, and I generally read every article that comes through my RSS feeds (Especially Precentral).
Originally Posted by rwhitby
With that said, this sort of confirms my previous note about how some of the patches could really use more detailed descriptions and/or links to forums or pages that offer more details. As it is, for example, the "EOM Overload Monitoring" simply says:
"By default, palm uploads multiple logs to ps.palmws.com. This stops that process."
Honestly, that doesn't sound all that scary to me, and so I've never worried about it. Had it said instead:
"By default, palm uploads multiple logs to ps.palmws.com. This includes such things as every application you have ever installed, the exact timestamp of every time you open and close an application, the full list of wifi access points that have been in range of your device at any time (even if you didn't use them), etc. This stops that process"
I would have installed this patch as soon as it was introduced a year or so ago.
Again, I'm not saying this information was never disclosed, I'm just saying it's not something that the average WebOS user is probably aware of, and I think the patch description could specify these details so that even a first time Preware user can see the patch, see what it does and why they might want to install it.
Just a thought,