Software on US Android phones secretly sent personal user information to China
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This is why i avoid owning products from Chinese companies

Blu and One Plus phones are cheap (especially blu phones) .. but i guess you will get what you paid for


Software on US Android phones secretly sent personal user information to China
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gd_kfU0tCeQ


i saw something similar a few weeks ago

for gamers you probably heard of Tencent ? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tencent

it's the largest game company in the world - if based on holdings (not publicity)

they also own most or some of these game companies

Riot games-- League of Legends
Blizzard-- star craft
Epic games-- Gears of war
Supercell -- clash of clans
etc..

and that same company is participating in this program

China plans Minority Report-esque social credit system to keep its citizens in line
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mSmABmbcIY




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I have a android s5, was I at risk?
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so china knows I look at Porn... big whoopy do.
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the amount of information people put on their phone now a day

eh.. this might as well be like giving the hackers the key to your private info

but instead.. cheap phones in exchange for personal data. it's a perfect scheme in the age of zombie electronics

*btw.. i think there's a movie (or maybe a game) where people were given FREE PHONEs-- with attachments though


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couldn't you root your android phone and install it fresh? i'm guessing many experienced android users already did that.
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namealreadytaken wrote:

couldn't you root your android phone and install it fresh? i'm guessing many experienced android users already did that.


a rooted phone will give you more flexibility

but it has its downsides too

since it's a rooted phone with unauthorized software.. you can't really hold them accountable

this is something owners using cynogenmod have to accept
http://www.cyanogenmod.org/
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AnimeAddictANN69 wrote:
*btw.. i think there's a movie (or maybe a game) where people were given FREE PHONEs-- with attachments though


Kingsman?
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Player_Zer0 wrote:


AnimeAddictANN69 wrote:
*btw.. i think there's a movie (or maybe a game) where people were given FREE PHONEs-- with attachments though


Kingsman?


yes!! now i remember thanks!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingsman:_The_Secret_Service



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