OnePlus to Reduce Data Collection

October 16th, 2017   decode   Other Tags:

When receiving numerous complaints in users, OnePlus has unveiled it’ll reduce its data collection practices across its devices. The manufacturer is currently going to ask guys to opt-in to its collection program by the end of this month and some forms of collection will cease.

Carl Pei, the company’s co-founder, wrote around the problem! in a forum article. He said OxygenOS “securely transmit analytics in 2 alternative streams, usage analytics and product reports.” He says that collection only exists to improve the running system and users can opt-out. But the existing policy of automatically collecting a fair volume of data is controversial.

OnePlus will stop collecting phone numbers, MAC addresses, and WiFi information.

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