Debian Developer Joey Hess discovered that the Palm Pre sends your location, along with a list of the applications you use, and how long you have used them back to Palm once a day.
This finding is sure to upset Palm Pre users but later on in the day Palm issued a statement trying to calm the tempers regarding this privacy concern.
This doesn’t look good for Palm and I wouldn’t be surprised if this “feature” disappeared in the next update to WebOS, or at least made it easier to disable.
Update 8/13/09: Betanews reports on how exactly a user would go about turning this data collection off:
Under Location Services, a user needs only to switch Background Data Collection to the “off” position and all this controversial location and app data will kept private.