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Following heavy criticism, OnePlus makes changes to its data collection policy • AndroidAuthority
Brian Reigh:
<p>the company’s co-founder has taken to the official OnePlus forum to address some of the concerns. Specifically, Carl Pei says that there will be some much-needed changes in how the company collects user data in the future:
<p>By the end of October, all OnePlus phones running OxygenOS will have a prompt in the setup wizard that asks users if they want to join our user experience program. The setup wizard will clearly indicate that the program collects usage analytics. In addition, we will include a terms of service agreement that further explains our analytics collection. We would also like to share we will no longer be collecting telephone numbers, MAC Addresses and WiFi information.</p>


Pei emphasizes again that for existing users, usage analytics collection can be turned off by going into Settings – Advanced – Join user experience program. For new users, you will have the option to disable it during the initial setup.

Not to condone the company’s unauthorized collection of personal data, but information like reboot and charging timestamps could be useful for “after-sales support” indeed. However, I can’t help but conclude that the collection of phone numbers, MAC addresses, and Wi-Fi information was, plainly put, gross misconduct on the company’s part. And Pei’s simply stating that the company would stop collecting the said data from now on doesn’t absolve him from his duty owed to consumers to explain why it was necessary in the first place.</p>


Reigh has said it all. Just stop collecting this data now.
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8 days ago by charlesarthur
OnePlus OxygenOS built-in analytics
info about and how to remove what OnePlus collects.
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9 days ago by jeffjensen
OnePlus OxygenOS built-in analytics • Chris Moore
Moore was doing a holiday hack project, and happened to leave his OnePlus2 phone's internet traffic going through an analyser, which showed some heading for open.oneplus.net:
<p>OK, so it looks like they’re collecting timestamped (the ts field is the event time in milliseconds since unix epoch, which we’ll be seeing more of) metrics on certain events, some of which I understand - from a development point of view, wanting to know about abnormal reboots seems legitimate - but the screen on/off and unlock activities feel excessive. At least these are anonymised, right? Well, not really - taking a closer look at the ID field, it seems familiar; this is my phone’s serial number. This I’m less enthusiastic about, as this can be used by OnePlus to tie these events back to me personally (but only because I bought the handset directly from them, I suppose).

I leave the traffic proxied for some time, to see what other information is collected, and boy am I in for a shock…
[picture shows the data flow...]

Amongst other things, this time we have the phone’s IMEI(s), phone numbers, MAC addresses, mobile network(s) names and IMSI prefixes, as well as my wireless network ESSID and BSSID and, of course, the phone’s serial number. Wow, that’s quite a bit of information about my device, even more of which can be tied directly back to me by OnePlus and other entities.

It gets worse.
[picture shows more data slows]

Those are timestamp ranges (again, unix epoch in milliseconds) of the when I opened and closed applications on my phone. From this data we can see that on Tuesday, 10th Jan 2017, I had Slack open between 20:25:40 UTC and 20:25:52 UTC, and the Microsoft Outlook app open between 21:38:41 UTC and 21:38:53 UTC, to take just two examples, again stamped with my phone’s serial number.

It gets <em>even worse</em>.</p>


Basically, surveilling you; you have to remove the OnePlus Device Manager app, which <a href="https://www.xda-developers.com/uninstall-carrier-oem-bloatware-without-root-access/">isn't trivial</a>.

Next question: how many other Android smartphones do this on the quiet? If OnePlus does, presumably other Oppo and vivo phones do too. And those sites will be targets for hackers.
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12 days ago by charlesarthur
ofertas en móviles Xiaomi y mucho más - ComputerHoy.com
En solo seis años Xiaomi se ha convertido en un referente para todos aquellos que buscan móviles ajustados en precio que no renuncian a altas especificaciones. Así sucede por ejemplo con su buque insignia, el Xiaomi Mi 6, un smartphone que esconde en su interior el procesador Snapdragon 835 (el mismo que en el Sony Xperia XZ Premium, HTC U11, OnePlus 5 o el Samsung Galaxy S8 en su versión estadounidense), acompañado de nada menos que 6 GB de RAM y 64 GB de memoria interna.
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7 weeks ago by pacoalcaide
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8 weeks ago by carrionlee
OnePlus 5 Review
OnePlus has always been known for producing stellar mobile phones at affordable prices. Chinese brands like Xiaomi and Huawei have good reason to be wary of OnePlus’ line of amazing midrangers that could very well disguise themselves as flagship smartphones and the OnePlus 5 is no different. Built with a dual-camera setup, a sleek body,...

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