Companies have many reasons and methods for gather users’ device data, with or without their knowledge, much less consent. The most common is telemetry data harvested for statistics and for the sake of improving services. Regardless of reason or method, it is always a privacy concern. So when HP started installing a new Touchpoint Analytics Client Telemetry service behind users’ backs, said users were naturally annoyed and alarmed, especially since it came at some cost. Fortunately stopping and removing that service isn’t too difficult.