Earlier this week, Amazon stopped sales of some BLU smartphones due to security concerns. It looks like some of the phones launched by the US-based company were suspected of sending private user data to unknown servers in China. So Amazon stopped sales.
BLU denied security reports claiming its smartphones have a problem when it comes to user privacy, nevertheless, Amazon removed some of the company’s handsets from its store.
Good news now though. The affordable BLU smartphones that everyone loves are now back on sale. Go buy one. BLU says this was just “a false alarm,” so those who’re looking for affordable Android handsets can now buy the US-based company’s products from Amazon. We don’t know how BLU was able to get Amazon to list its smartphones on the store after they were removed, but they must be up to par in Amazon’s eyes. We guess.
This isn’t the first time that BLU smartphones were suspected of having third-party software pre-installed by Shanghai Adups Technology, which supposedly sends user data to servers in China. Last fall, Kryptowire researchers proved the method used by ADUPS that collects data from a BLU smartphone and sends it to other servers without user’s consent. BLU denied the allegations and said that its smartphones run “standard and basic data collection that pose no security or privacy risk.” It seems Amazon agrees.
Source Phone Arena
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