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Panic ensued on Tuesday when it was reported that some Android phones were having their information (texts, contacts etc) sent to a remote Chinese server.
According to the report, this was made possible by a software created by Adups. A security firm, Kryptowire, discovered through research and investigation that the software was sending data from devices back to servers in China. 
The software was at the time, reportedly affecting phones from various different manufacturers, including ZTE, Huawei, and BLU devices. The BLU phones that were affected were fixed through a software update according to the original report following acknowledgement of the issue by BLU, but it wasn’t until today that ZTE had issued a statement themselves, which sought to reassure U.S. customers of ZTE devices that no ZTE phones in the U.S. had been affected by the Adups software.

Chinese company Huawei have added their voice reassuring consumers of their dedication and that things would be smoothed out. The statement said; "We take their customer’s privacy and security very seriously,” they added that the company who contracted Adups is not an approved supplier and that they have never conducted any form of business with them. With that in mind, it still must raise a little bit of concern for users of devices from any of these manufacturers, but more to the point it serves as nice reminder that customers should only be purchasing their devices through legitimate means, such as official retailers that partner up with companies like Huawei, ZTE, and BLU.
The company which sold the devices with the Adups software is reportedly Chinese though their name is as yet undisclosed.
What this means in essence is that the actual manufacturers (Huawei, ZTE etc) were not involved in the scandal. 

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