Software engineer Robert Heaton found disturbing evidence that HP printers request a lot of analytics permissions to send back to the company.

In summary, HP wants its printer to collect all kinds of data that a reasonable person would never expect it to. This includes metadata about your devices, as well as information about all the documents that you print, including timestamps, number of pages, and the application doing the printing (HP state that they do stop short of looking at the contents of your documents).

Check It Out: HP Printers Send a Ton of Data Analytics Back Home

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  1. Burgermeister

    Ah. I knew that there was a reason why I don’t give my printers access to the internet except when they need a firmware update …

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