A security research team found that one plus smartphone manufacturer company were collecting data information from their users and its big threat about user privacy. After a long time, the company responded to concern and told that it will scale back its collection efforts.
It’s common that some smartphone or device makers collect some information routinely, how users are using their devices, but security researched was found that OnePlus devices were gathering up and it’s a big security alarm. The researcher found that the smartphone collected IMEI(s), phone numbers, MAC addresses, mobile network(s) names and IMSI prefixes,” as well as identifying a number of wireless networks, a serial number of device and most dangerous what apps are performing, when and what.
OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei explained in a forum column post, that company uses OxygenOS “securely transmit analytics in two different streams, usage analytics, and device information.” He explained that company collects data for improving their service and phone’s operating system, and smartphone users have the option of opting out of opting out of the user experience program that collects the data. He confirmed that company knows the importance of privacy and the company will begin improving the program going forward, and company will not share any data outside of the company.
Those improvements will mean that users using OxygenOS-equipped phones will be prompted to opt into the program at the end of October and that the terms of service will be updated accordingly. Pei stated that in future company will not collecting phone numbers, MAC address and Wifi Information