Amazon Pulls Out All Blu Smartphones Due to Privacy Concerns

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Since last year, Amazon has been offering Prime members a variety of discounted Android smartphones from famous brands such as Motorola and Nokia.  As of last month, the online retailer has already expanded its line-up to a total of 10 devices to choose from – well, not anymore!

Last Monday, CNET reported that Amazon is suspending all sales of Blu phones due to privacy concerns.  Blu, a Miami-based Android phone company, is one of the brands included in Amazon’s Prime-Exclusive Discounted phones.

Researchers from Kryptowire, a security firm based in Virginia, revealed that “spying software from Chinese company Shanghai Adups Technology was still present on certain Blu handsets.”

Of course, Blu was quick to deny the accusations and said that there had been no breaches.  However, Amazon wants to be on the safe side and won’t be taking any chances.

“Because security and privacy of our customers is of the utmost importance, all BLU phone models have been made unavailable for purchase on until the issue is resolved,” Amazon said in a statement.

Meanwhile, you can still choose from these discounted Prime-exclusive smartphones below:

  • Nokia 6
  • Alcatel Idol 5S
  • Moto E4
  • Alcatel A50 
  •  Alcatel A30 Plus 
  • Moto G5
  • Moto G4
  • Alcatel A30