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Telemetry: OxygenOS secretly collects user data, sending OnePlus a wealth of information

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OxygenOS, the customized version of Android used by OnePlus on its smartphones, has been found to be collecting data about users — and it’s not anonymized. Telemetry is something that has been associated with Windows 10, but now the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has its fans concerned. That a phone collects certain information about usage is not particularly unusual — it helps to identify problems and speed up software development. But a security researcher’s discovery that his OnePlus 2 was sending highly detailed information back to OnePlus without consent has set privacy alarm bells ringing (the issue also affects more recent… …Continue reading on BetaNews

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