More of this goes on that most PC owners realize. Rachel England:
Lenovo has only just settled a massive $3.5 million fine for preinstalling adware on laptops without users’ consent, and now it seems HP is getting in on the stealth installation action, too.
Small fine, though. Woody Leonhard:
Dubbed “HP Touchpoint Analytics Service,” HP says it “harvests telemetry information that is used by HP Touchpoint’s analytical services.” Apparently, it’s HP Touchpoint Analytics Client version 188.8.131.525.
HP calls it a service. It is. It’s a service that spies for HP because it gets installed without user permission.