Dear OnePlus, please stop spying on my phone


I was happy to switch from Xiaomi’s Mi 6 to the OnePlus 5 over the past month because, as I’ve made abundantly clear in multiple articles, I love me a headphone jack. Unfortunately, it seems that benefit has come at the cost of my personally identifiable data. Security researcher Chris Moore recently discovered that OnePlus’ OxygenOS-based devices collect data about when and how often you unlock your phone, which apps you launch and use, and what Wi-Fi networks you connect to. Some of that is routine stuff, but the trouble is that the company is transmitting this information along with…

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