Blu phones have been secretly sending your texts to China

Blu’s unlocked Android smartphones are a noteworthy bargain, offering decent hardware in a range of models for between $50 – $110 across the US and Latin America. Unfortunately, they’re not so great when it comes to privacy.

US-based security firm Kryptowire said that it discovered firmware in several Blu phones that beamed across users’ text messages, contact lists, call history and device information to a server in Shanghai, without their knowledge or permission.

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