A few days ago, the Chinese company OnePlus was involve in an unpleasant scandal over the privacy of its users. It turned out that the manufacturer collected large volumes of personal data, without explicit permission, and without explaining clearly that it was doing so.

Understandably, the owners of OnePlus phones were not happy with the disclosure, but the company has now announced that it will make major changes to its privacy and data collection policies.

Phone numbers, names of Wi-Fi networks, MAC addresses, serial number of devices, and more were included in the phone’s information. OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei assures users that this information is not shared with third parties and is only used by the company to provide better service.

OnePlus will now limit the amount of data collected and a new update to its OxygenOS will make it clear and understandable when such information is shared. Finally, users will receive a system message, and only after they agree with them, their data will be collected.

Here’s what Carl has to say on the subject:

“By the end of October, all OnePlus phones running OxygenOS will have a prompt in the setup wizard that asks users if they want to join our user experience program. The setup wizard will clearly indicate that the program collects usage analytics. In addition, we will include a terms of service agreement that further explains our analytics collection. We would also like to share we will no longer be collecting telephone numbers, MAC Addresses and WiFi information.

We take privacy very seriously and do not share analytics with third parties. Our intention has always been to better serve our users. Looking ahead, we will continue working directly with our users to do so. We appreciate your patience and feedback.” Post from: GizBrain

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