Back on topic... @TeaLeaf asked "Can we trust other asian phones..." and I argued that every other phone would be doing something with your personal data - and you wouldn't even know it. So here is an article from today's Washington Post "It’s the middle of the night. Do you know who your iPhone is talking to?"
That was a very interesting read. Thank you for sharing it.
I'm not overly worried about my metadata (phone, carrier, browsing preferences) but location is another matter. Might have a serious look at that Disconnect.me page once I get past the dreaded birthday period of the year and have more disposable income :)