OnePlus Caught Mining Data From Its Users

OnePlus has gained tremendous success over the years. With the Chinese company debuting and launching their 6th smartphone, the OnePlus 5 into their lineup, the company has had its fair share of naughty acts. From XDA revealing their benchmark inflations to now a Cybersecurity developer exposing OnePlus’s data-collection strategies.

Cybersecurity Developer, Christopher Moore took it to Twitter to express his aggression by tagging @OnePlus_Support into the mix. On Twitter, Christopher Moore tweeted:

Hey , it’s none of your business when I turn my screen on/off or unlock my phone – how do I turn this off? /cc:@troyhunt – Said Christopher Moore via Twitter

OnePlus basically was caught red-handed collecting data from its users. OnePlus has full access to the smartphones IMEI number, phone numbers, serial numbers, when the user turned their screen on or off and also had access to when they opened or closed an app on their devices. All of these credentials could possibly pin-point some users to where it seems deceptive of OnePlus making such a decision. However, some users also noted that it is a part of OnePlus’s policy to actually collect data from its smartphone users and share it with 3rd-party .

READ  Bluehole Introduces The Flare Gun In PUBG's Latest Open Beta - Spawn Crates For Some Precious Loot

Despite all of these issues, it seems like OnePlus has been caught red-handed, whether you like it or not, it seems like OnePlus made some of its profits this way around.


Usman Abdul Jabbar

19, Tech Enthusiast, Founder/Managing Editor at GeeksULTD and a Competitive Counter Strike Global Offensive player with aims of learning about web servers, web designing and computer hardware. Believes console exclusives are incredible and is still a strong follower of the PC Master Race. To contact me, follow me, or even constructively criticize me, contact me however you feel is right!


Nvidia Releases RTX Game Drivers – Optimizes New RTX GPUs For Forza Horizon 4, FIFA 19 & ... Phew, we're finally here. Nvidia has finally announced their new series of GPUs based on the Turing architecture. These new GPUs are focused on bringi...
PUBG Mobile Gets A Revenue Bump – From $50m to $75m Over 1 Month PUBG is considered to be one of the very first Battle Royale games out in the market. With the PC version crossing the 1 million mark to become the to...
Samsung Announces The Galaxy A7 – Features A Triple Camera Setup, 6GB RAM, 128GB ROM & Mo... We definitely had a ton of expectations from Samsung last week. Ever since they teased the arrival of a new device following the launch of the Note 9,...
Red Dead Online To Kick Off This November – Details On How To Participate Revealed Red Dead Redemption is undeniably the most anticipated game of this year. Mostly because it is the successor of a very well written and built franchis...
Bluehole Introduces The Flare Gun In PUBG’s Latest Open Beta – Spawn Crates For Some Pre... Oh boy has Bluehole been ridinb horses lately. The devs have been more active than they ever were over the past year. The latest addition coming to P...
Ghost Recon : Wildlands Is Free To Play This Weekend – Available For An Amazing Value For A Li... Ghost Recons : Wildlands has received an overwhelming response to gamers. It is considered to be one of the most enjoyable multiplayer titles alongsid...
Xiaomi Goes Berserk – Starts Offering Skins For As Low As $4 / ₹299 / RM17 Xiaomi has definitely been in the news for more than a while now. From the launch of the Mi 8 Lite and Mi 8 Pro to Xiaomi announcing their cooperation...

Leave a Reply

Notify of

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker