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    Exclamation Budget Android phones are secretly sending users’ text messages to China

    http://www.theverge.com/2016/11/15/1...-text-messages

    Software installed on some Android phones secretly monitored users, and even sent keyword-searchable, full text message archives to a Chinese server every 72 hours, according to research from security firm Kryptowire.
    The software, which also tracked users’ location data and call logs, was written by the Chinese company Shanghai Adups Technology Company, but its purposes — state surveillance or advertising — are unknown. “This isn’t a vulnerability, it’s a feature,” Kryptowire vice president of product Tom Karygiannis told The Verge.

    The news was first reported earlier in the morning by The New York Times.

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    Seems to just involve some BLU phones.
    http://www.adups.com/article/show_article.php?id=162

    And from ZTE http://www.adups.com/article/show_article.php?id=162
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    Adups claims to have software running on more than 700 million, mostly low-end devices, and also claims it has partnered with some major manufacturers, including Huawei and ZTE — although both companies said in statements that they have never had any Adups software installed on their devices. At least one US manufacturer, BLU Products, was affected, with 120,000 phones reportedly running the tracking software.
    Looks like there are more, just not named yet.

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