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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...

On Ads & Phones: Amazon’s New Offer Represents Choice, Not Doom… At Least for Now

Love them or hate them, advertisements are inescapably a major part of our lives. Even before our most recent smartphone boom, advertisers inundated our day to day with billboards, TV commercials, and the dreaded pop-up. But we prevailed, we used ad blockers on our PC’s and phones and DVR’s and online streaming to skip commercials...

Amazon Discounts the Moto G4 for Amazon Prime Members… by Including Bloatware and Ads

If you are an Amazon Prime Member in the USA, Amazon is rolling out a hard-to-resist deal for you. You can now take advantage of "exclusive pricing" of up to 50% off on two decent Android smartphones, the BLU R1 HD and the more familiar Motorola Moto G4.The BLU R1 HD will cost $49.99 (down...