BLU is assuring that none of its phones carry any sort of spyware or malware in a new press release that has been published just this morning, following reports from last week that two of BLU's devices (the BLU Grand M and the Advance 5.0) were still using software from Adups which was collecting and sending sensitive customer data to servers in China. At the time it was reported that BLU devices were carrying software which was collecting user data without the knowledge or consent of the user before sending it to overseas servers. This software was also referred to as spyware. According to BLU these reports are inaccurate.
While BLU does not state that phones like the Grand M are not carrying Adups technology, rather it states that some older devices may still use it but future devices following the initial report about this issue from last Fall will not, it does seek to highlight that the issue shouldn't be with the Adups OTA being on devices, but instead should be focused on what kind of data is actually being scooped up by the OTA and whether or not that data being collected is actually a risk to the users that the data came from.