HP Gets Into the Spy Game

Cue the James Bond music! HP gets into the spy game as they recently started installing a piece of software called "HP Touchpoint Analytics Client" without consent or permission. This piece of spyware "harvests telemetry information that is used by HP Touchpoint's analytical services." The biggest problem here is that HP won't really say what data they are gathering, what they are doing with it and they never asked or warned about the installation.

Martin Brinkmann on ghacks has a detailed accounting of the spyware and how to remove it. He gives step-by-step instructions for disabling the HP Touchpoint Analytics Client in your Services listing, as well as deleting the HP Touchpoint Manager.

Source: ComputerWorld