17 Oct OnePlus Rolls Out New Data Collection Opt-in Program After User Pushback
Earlier this week, Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus announced that users will now be able to opt-out of its “experience program” that ties usage analytics to device information.
This came after Christopher Moore, a software engineer, discovered that it would only be possible to disable the data collection function after rooting the device. Moore said that the data being collected connects app and device data usage to the user’s device and phone number, which was totally unnecessary.
Growing criticisms prompted by the discovery led OnePlus founder Carl Pei to issue a response, saying that the company takes privacy very seriously and that they will no longer be collecting details such as phone numbers, MAC addresses, and Wi-Fi information.