After the recent scandal over BT using Phorm (see here and here) is it still possible that BT is still covertly collecting data profiling its user’s internet usage?
I have, as part of my home BT Total Broadband package, a HUAWEI Mobile Connect 3G Modem. This is a USB dongle that provides internet service. I rarely use it, but because of the storms last night my internet connection has been very unstable, therefore I plugged it in today.
When I started the “BT Connection Manager” software, it informed me that there was an update to the service and would I like to download it? Yes, ok, and a couple of minutes later it began to install itself. Then popped up the obligatory EULA which contained the paragraphs:
At this point I am unable to confirm if such a transmission is taking place as I declined the EULA, but would welcome feedback or comments from others that are able to investigate this more fully.
Update: Even though I clicked “Cancel” to reject the EULA – it did update the application and actually started it up before I exited the installer. Guess I have this privacy invading feature now.