"Amazon stops selling Blu phones over spyware worries"
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Amazon stops selling Blu phones over spyware worries
Was BLU to good to be true.
The BLU R1 HD was the best selling phone on Amazon.
A basic Android phone that only cost around $60.
But Amazon has stop selling the phone and all other BLU phones this week.
Following reports That some blue models are loaded with spying software, a pre installed program that secretly tracks users text messages and activity and send that information to China.
That fact that blue had spying software isn't exactly breaking news researchers discovered this back in November at the time the phone manufacturer who said it fix the problem.
But it didn't quite.
Fast forward to today and researchers still found the tracking software inside a different BLU phone.
BLU denied any wrong doing and says it is in a process of review to get those phones back on Amazon.
BLU is part of Amazon's Prime Exclusive phones.
You see, Amazon sold BLU phones at such a discounted price In exchange for putting Amazon ads on the phone's lock screen.
Blue says the questionable software made by Shanghai AddUp's technology is not spyware and that has several policies in place which take customer privacy and security seriously.
I'm Bridget Carey.
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