tr

Updated:02:16 PM EDT Jun 01


this is ggmania.com subsite HP Printers Try to Send Data Back to HP - TechAmok

HP Printers Try to Send Data Back to HP - [security]
03:59 PM EDT - Sep,16 2019 - post a comment

Recently in a form of a blog post, software engineer called Robert Heaton, explored the installation and setup of a regular HP printer. However, during the installation process, he found out some alarming things hidden in the install software. When going through the setup process he found a headline called "Data Collection Notice & Settings" where HP states that it tries to collect and send the data you put through the printer back to HP, for purpose of improving advertisement, customer experience, etc.

The software installation began as any normal install, with a "subscribe to our printer ink replacement program" advertisement at the beginning, which is okay because its the way HP supports customers with required ink after the stock one is used up. What seemed off was, in fact, the aforementioned "Data Collection Notice & Settings" part. Here HP intentionally hides the parts which are very important when choosing what information you plan to send back. Instead of immediately being spotted, the list is hidden so a person who isn't very tech-savvy can easily skim through without noticing the little details, making the person consent with data collection. Additionally, the "feature" is turned on by default, but end users can opt in to disable it.

Short overview of recent news articles

Samsung Odyssey G9 QLED Curve Gaming Monitor (Jun,01 2020 )

TSMC 5 nm+ Node Manufacturing Goes High-Volume in Q4 (May,31 2020 )

SpaceX makes history with launch of astronauts (May,30 2020 )

SpaceX will try again to launch 1st astronaut mission for NASA today (May,30 2020 )

Cricket Launches Two New Nokia Phones (May,29 2020 )

This Ridiculous 5G Signal Blocking USB Stick Is A Complete Scam (May,29 2020 )

Samsung Money is Samsung's Answer to Apple Card (May,28 2020 )

Get Borderlands: The Handsome Collection for Free (May,28 2020 )

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin 20.5.1 Drivers (May,28 2020 )

Windows 10 May 2020 Update available for download (May,27 2020 )

NVIDIA GeForce 446.14 WHQL driver (May,27 2020 )

NASA and SpaceX Launch Astronauts to Space! (May,27 2020 )

AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT and Ryzen 7 3800XT Benchmarks (May,27 2020 )

YouTuber Attempts To Blow Bubbles With Molten Lava (May,26 2020 )

i9 10900X vs Ryzen 9 3900X Test in 9 Games (May,26 2020 )

Arm Intros Its High-End Processor Designs for 2021 (May,26 2020 )

Fortnite now runs at 90Hz on the OnePlus 8 series (May,26 2020 )

How the Teenage Players of Habbo Hotel Turned to Financial Crime (May,24 2020 )

8 things NOT to do in Germany (May,24 2020 )

Google Launches Suite of New Accessibility Features (May,24 2020 )

Intel Rocket Lake CPU Appears with 6 Cores and 12 Threads (May,23 2020 )

Tenet - new trailer (May,23 2020 )

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 rumored to gain SpO2 sensor (May,23 2020 )

Intel Core i9-10900K hits 7.7GHz on liquid helium (May,21 2020 )

Apple and Google Launch COVID-19 Exposure Notification (May,21 2020 )

T-Mobile Offers Free Service to First Responders (May,21 2020 )

Intel Core i9-10900K Review (May,21 2020 )

Space Force - Official Trailer (May,20 2020 )

THE HOOD INTERNET presents 1986 (May,18 2020 )

The Best Upcoming ACTION Movies 2020 (Trailers) (May,18 2020 )

Da 5 Bloods - Official Trailer (May,18 2020 )

Driver Performs Strange and Dangerous U Turn (May,18 2020 )

Watch This 1,500-HP Honda Civic Go From 0 To 60 MPH In A Crazy 1.1 (May,18 2020 )

Xfinity Mobile Launches 5G Service (May,18 2020 )

Netflix is restoring streaming quality in Europe (May,16 2020 )

TCL-Branded Phones Launch in US on May 19 (May,14 2020 )

GTA V is free on the Epic Games Store (May,14 2020 )

Unreal Engine 5 Revealed! (PS5) (May,13 2020 )

Microwaving a Highlighter Has a Surprising Reaction! (May,12 2020 )

Intel i9-10900K CPU runs very hot & consumes 235W (May,12 2020 )

WhatsApp will soon allow 50 person video calls (May,11 2020 )

All Samsung Galaxy Phones Since 2014 Are Vulnerable (May,10 2020 )

The process of making friends with a carpenter bee (May,09 2020 )

Windows 10 20H1 Update releases on May 26th (May,09 2020 )

Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation for Free (May,08 2020 )

AMD Ryzen 3 3300X and Ryzen 3 3100 Reviews (May,08 2020 )

iOS 13.5 Can Automatically Share Medical Info with 911 Operators (May,08 2020 )

Verizon Launches LG Q70 (May,08 2020 )

BECKY Trailer (2020) Kevin James as Neo-Nazi Thriller Movie (May,07 2020 )

Shit the simpsons really did predict 2020 (May,07 2020 )

>> News Archive <<

TechAmok - Privacy Policy        loading time:0.01secs