Dear OnePlus Spy… only if you could stop collecting personally identifiable analytics data from mobile owners.
The popular smartphone maker, OnePlus has been in trouble after a revelation that it has been collecting users’ data about how often they interact with the device.
According to the next web, the OnePlus’ OxygenOS-based devices collect data about when and how often you unlock your phone, what Wi-Fi networks you connect to, which apps you launch and use and other daily frequently task you use on your smartphone.
OnePlus spy – What’s the risk of this?
The trouble is that OnePlus spy is transmitting this collected information along with your smartphone’s serial number – which means that all these activities can easily be traced directly back to an individual user.
OnePlus spy was spotted by a software engineer named Christopher Moore, reveals the details on his blog post.
— Christopher Moore (@chrisdcmoore) January 13, 2017
Since its leaked information, OnePlus has stated that it’s collecting this information to better understand and improve user experience as well as to ‘provide better after-sales support’.
But why didn’t the company do all these anonymously?
The OnePlus spy can be disabled by following this path: ‘Settings – Advanced – Join user experience program’. Or by removing the OnePlus Device Manager using ADB tool according to Android Police. This is a key app which collects and transmits the data to OnePlus’ servers. However, the performance of your device could get affected by it.