Amazon suspends sales of BLU phones due to alleged spyware; BLU denies wrongdoing

Source: Android Police

“BLU is one of many low-end phone manufacturers, known for its dirt-cheap unlocked Android phones. But back in November, a security firm discovered spyware on some BLU phones sold in the United States, prompting Amazon to stop selling the affected devices until the issue was resolved. But it looks like BLU is, once again, in trouble with Amazon. The retailer is ceasing sales of some BLU devices (there are still some available for purchase, at the time of writing) following an announcement from security firm Kryptowire at the recent Black Hat security conference. You might remember Kryptowire — it’s the group that found spyware on BLU phones last year. The firm revealed that the original spyware, developed by Chinese company Adups Technology, is still present on BLU phones.” (07/31/17)