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[–] derram 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

https://archive.is/5dyh1 | https://vgy.me/i2ZR6g.png :

Chinese company installed secret backdoor on hundreds of thousands of phones | Ars Technica

'Other data, including location data and app use, was sent every 24 hours. '

'The company immediately notified Google, BLU, AdUps, and Amazon—which is the exclusive retailer of the BLU R1 HD—of its findings. '

'Security firm Kryptowire has uncovered a backdoor in the firmware installed on low-cost Android phones, including phones from BLU Products sold online through Amazon and Best Buy. '

'The company, Shanghai AdUps Technologies, had apparently designed the backdoor to help Chinese phone manufacturers and carriers track the behavior of their customers for advertising purposes. '

'The data included phone number, location data, the content of text messages, calls made, and applications installed and used. '

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[–] oneposteach [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

This wasn't a mistake. These are the phone Amazon sold for 60 bucks if you had the ads run on it. This was designed as a spy phone.

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[–] discojack 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Totally. It's like people have completely missed the Obama phones, which was kept under a guise of "omg thanks obama" along with cash-for-clunkers. It's a fluke.