Kyo, 11 Oct 2017The sad part is that we are paying for this to happen through taxes,using social media and cer... moreActually, it's because legally THEY CAN do it. You know, when you first boot it or you setup an account somewhere, there's always that "Terms and Conditions" 72-feet long text filled with gibberish legal text that no one reads (since no one would understand it without a lawyer) and people just check the box saying "I read and agree with the Terms and conditions". There, you learn that FB takes ownership of everything you put on FB and can use it for whatever they want, and they will, that Google can track all your navigation or that you agree to be profiled and have this data sold to some ad network or worse.
Just a general question:
How many of you guys think that Google/aPple/Samsung/Microsucks/.... whatever are NOT stealing your data? Not to mention NSA and the like....
Anyone that think that their phone/phablet/tablet/pc is a secure platform are just being very naïve... IMHO
A guess would be that a company like HMD (Nokia brand) is one of the least likely to do so, since Finland repeatedly ends in the top of the ranks among the least corrupt nations...
But using a US based OS on top makes the end result dubious security wise anyhow...
Anonymous, 11 Oct 2017About Xiaomi data issue : http://m.gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/news/is-xiaomi-secretly-sending-sm... moreIt's a 2014 article (very backdated) and if you read it carefully, they've updated the article saying that Xiaomi doesn't do so.
It's hilarious to see many people defending one plus for stealing data. They really do not understand difference between taking something with permission and taking something without consent and knowledge. Hell, we have to write some codes to stop this data stealing (as per article). It's a proven fact that Chinese are too greedy and untrustworthy when compared with rest of the world. I am not surprised. If some American or europian company would have done it then that would have been shocking. You knew what was at risk when you bought a Chinese phone. Don't complain now.
guys chill it oneplus, china company. what do u expect from a chinese company?
Keep buying those chinese replikas..
Meanwhile I'm gonna buy ony Sony, Sammy or LG.
I'd rather have an older flagship from Sony than a brand new fortune cookie that steals my data and cheats the benchmark scores.
Oneplus is a disgrace! Boycott them!
Rather get a Samsung or any non-Chinese smartphone. Yep, IÂ’ll pay more, but the extra few dollars would mean a lot in the long time.
I know for a fact that even Samsung and pretty much everyone collects our private data, but the difference to Chinese is that these information are being kept and not sold to any stupid thing. We no longer can hide things with our devices, but IÂ’d rather have my private information be with Google, Samsung, LG, Sony, Asus, etc., than any untrusted Chinese OEM. Maybe Huawei is good, but IÂ’m still hearing some news about them regarding this act, but not as much as before, which shows that they are getting better.
After all, you get what you pay for.
sr777, 11 Oct 2017If you use a smartphone (Android or any other), your data is collected by * the phone OS deve... moreDo they do it behind your back??? Buy a European brand or Japanese brand. Nokia will be a good choice.
AnonD-677133, 11 Oct 2017Thank you, the people here are so simple. Every manufacturer in the world collects usage data ... moreYou can switch off the collection of usage data but here it was done covertly and the serial number and user identifiable info was being collected with no way of switching it off.
Are you from Oneplus???
Unknown, 11 Oct 2017Well at least on this device it's now known and something can be done about it to turn it off.... moreOne of the problems was that the guy who found it couldn't turn it off easily! A piece of code was written to turn it off. You have to read the article to understand.
I just cant imagine how I fed up their database with my HD porns.
Awsumname, 11 Oct 2017Actually i believe all phones manufacture are secretly collecting data. Just that they not yet... moreHow is Apple the most "evil" one as you put it?
Why make false accusations? Post proof.
Everybody does That, cataloging, learning user habits, so can be held or sold who needs it, information is everything
I am more annoyed with Windows 10. That thing collects data and telemetry like crazy even keystrokes. A laptop has all my important research stuff compared to my phone.
sr777, 11 Oct 2017If you use a smartphone (Android or any other), your data is collected by * the phone OS deve... moreEspecially jio apps collecting Huge user data. they requiered permission for everything. shame on Jio Apps developers
sr777, 11 Oct 2017If you use a smartphone (Android or any other), your data is collected by * the phone OS deve... moreThank you, the people here are so simple. Every manufacturer in the world collects usage data but Gsmarena makes it sound as though only one plus does this, but it doesn't matter the tinfoils still come out in numbers to blame China and pricing lol.