Sunday, July 21, 2019
Amazon Has Restocked Blu Phones After A ‘False Alarm’ Over Security Concerns.

Amazon Has Restocked Blu Phones After A ‘False Alarm’ Over Security Concerns.

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Blu’s unlocked Android phones are back on Amazon after a “false alarm,” the company told Engadget. The online retail giant took off all Blu models from its website a couple of days ago. It cited “security concerns” after security firm Kryptowire reported that the manufacturer is still collecting user data and sending it to a server in China. Blu accepted last year that the third-party software that It used to push software updates, collected unauthorized messages, call logs and contacts. However, it rebutted the new report that its phones still collect sensitive information.

In a statement, the company said that any data its devices still collect is merely the “standard for OTA functionality” and “does not affect any user’s privacy or security.”

The brand’s models seem to be back, though Blu’s entry in the Amazon Prime Exclusive list is still missing. Amazon told Tom’s Hardware that it has resumed selling Blu phones after talking it out with the company, but it will pull them down again if it receives info “that could potentially impact [its] customers’ experience.”

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