Budget US Android smartphones found secretly sending personal data to China

August 20, 2017

Commercial firmware pre-installed on someAndroid smartphone models soldin theUS has been found to besecretly sending highly sensitive data to a third party company based in China, according to analysis bysecurity firm Kryptowire. Personal databeing transmitted without users knowledge or consent included text messages, call logs, contacts, app usage data and even a users location. While smartphones with the firmware in question included the BLU R1 HD, pictured above, which is…