Dec 062016
 
 December 6, 2016  Breaches, Business, Court

Don DeBenedictis reports:

A federal class action claims that spyware in thousands of inexpensive Android cellphones may have secretly transmitted purchasers’ personal data, contacts and text messages to a server in China.

Lead plaintiff Darren Martinez claims Miami-based phone maker Blu Products knowingly used low-level control software from co-defendant Shanghai Adups Technology Co. and its subsidiary Adups USA, which included the undisclosed spyware. The software was set to send users’ personal data to an Adups server in Shangai every 72 hours.

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