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BLU Settles with the FTC Over Deceptive Privacy and Data Security Violations

Amidst all of the chaos surrounding ZTE and Huawei, another Android OEM is getting caught up in the mess. BLU has agreed to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), over allegations of misleading consumers and allowing a third-party Chinese company to collect personal details, such as text message contents and location information without...

Amazon Halts Sales of BLU Smartphones Over Privacy & Security Issues

Back in November of last year we reported on an issue concerning a BLU smartphone that had a controversial piece of software on them known as Adups. The original report came from KryptoWire who pointed out that the BLU R1 HD that was being sold by Amazon had this invasive software pre-installed on the devices. This...

[Update: Statement from ZTE] Report: Some Android Phones Transmit SMS, Call Logs and Location to Chinese Server

Heightened concerns over leakage of personally identifiable information has led to many electronics manufacturers to implement tightened security measures in their products. In contrast, the world of digital advertising has became more pervasive over time, in some parts due to better data mining algorithms. These two facts have proven to be a conundrum for many...