1. ajohansson's Avatar
    Saw this article. It indicates that TCL was creating apps (pre-installed and downloadable via Google) that collected a lot of user data from the phones they manufactured. In some cases their apps were attempting to sign up users without their permission to paid services.

    Does this impact the BlackBerry Mobile devices? Anyone able to verify the claims in the article?

    I have been waiting /saving up to upgrade to a Key2, but after reading this, I think I may not given the questionable credibility/ethics of TCL's app development practices.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-46747118

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    01-04-19 12:23 AM
  2. Erik_1991's Avatar
    It's not pre-installed on my phone.. might have deleted it on setup, not sure. But I'm afraid the answer to your question is yes..
    01-04-19 12:38 AM
  3. hoytbowhunter's Avatar
    It's not pre-installed on my phone.. might have deleted it on setup, not sure. But I'm afraid the answer to your question is yes..
    That's only available in Chinese Phones unless you're getting the APK from APK.Mrror... https://download.cnet.com/news/popul...l-data-spying/
    01-04-19 12:53 AM
  4. joeldf's Avatar
    Yeah, it's one app, and not even installed on BlackBerry phones.

    And, this is, maybe, the 4th or 5th post about this today.
    01-04-19 01:31 AM
  5. johnsliderbb's Avatar
    Any suspicions regarding the file manager?
    01-04-19 08:23 AM
  6. chetmanley's Avatar
    Any suspicions regarding the file manager?
    Not at this time. I monitor the connctions on my devices and while the Files app does have network permissions, I've never seen it make a single connection to any server.


    However, the Dual Services App which was added to the Key2LE and Key2 late last year does contact Facebook Social Graph with out user interaction. If a user is actually using the service to "clone" an app, then it contacts the app's provider LBE Tech, Facebook, and Google.
    johnsliderbb and Vistaus like this.
    01-04-19 09:44 AM
  7. johnsliderbb's Avatar
    Thanks^^^
    01-04-19 04:12 PM
  8. Vistaus's Avatar
    Thanks. I actually use Dark Sky, but I had the BlackBerry Weather app installed as a backup. Uninstalled it now.
    01-05-19 05:23 PM

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