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Blu Adopts Google OTA Software After Chinese Back Door Controversy

Smartphone company Blu came under the radar after its Blu R1 HD was found to transmit personally identifiable information (PII) to servers in China via a back door. Blu was fast to react to the issue, and released a software update that apparently stopped the transfer of data. Furthermore, Amazon stopped listing the unit on its site for purchase. Now, ... Read More »

Chinese Firm Installed Back Door on Thousands of Smartphones; Says It Was a Mistake

  A security firm claims it has found mobile phone firmware on smartphones being sold in the US that transmitted personally identifiable information (PII) to servers in China via a back door. Several such reports have emerged over the years, and conspiracy theories usually point to the Chinese government being the ultimate beneficiary of the data. The software company in ... Read More »