Man, it’s like privacy snafus are the new wardrobe malfunction or something.
Not to be outdone by other privacy stories in the news, it seems the HTC Incredible’s Sense UI has got a nasty trick up its sleeve. As you may or may not be aware, Sense UI periodically takes a snapshot of your web browser. This is of course not uncommon, as almost any internet-browsing… THING takes screenshots for bookmark purposes and whatnot. However, the Incredible seems to have a problem with forgetting, keeping said screenshots for an awfully long time, including through a factory reset. Yikes.
While you can manually delete the files at your leisure, it’s the principle of the thing – you shouldn’t have to. Let’s face it. We all look at… sensitive material online (oh, grow up, I mean, like, financial stuff), and the last thing HTC should want is to become the latest in a long line of companies with privacy woes.
[Via Boy Genius Report]