11 thoughts on “Amazon stops selling Blu phones over spyware worries

  • August 1, 2017 at 5:57 pm
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    If a program collects user data for non-utilitarian reasons, then it is spyware. An example of non-spying data collection, is windows collecting system info and sending that data to Microsoft's windows update server whenever you click on check for updates. That data is directly used for then providing you with generic and basic drivers. Overall, data collection has to directly result in some user service reliant on it. Many watch face apps will collect info about which model of smart watch you are using in order to send you the right watch face (e.g., no point in sending you a square watch face if your device has a round screen. Those companies do sell that info in some cases, e.g., providing data on which devices are most popular, but that is secondary. Any info that is primarily collected for additional revenue or marketing or non-direct user service, are 100% spyware.

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  • August 1, 2017 at 5:57 pm
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    I would never buy a phone that is riddles with ads… even if its 60 bucks…

    Jesus you can buy a better smartphone for just a little more money

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