Oxygen OS and OnePlus are Secretly Spying on their Users

Amidst the traffic, I noticed requests to a domain which I’d not seen before, open.oneplus.net, and decided to examine them a little closer.

Our first question is what am I connecting to at open.oneplus.net. Obviously the top level domain oneplus.net belongs to the manufacturer of the device, but what’s with the open bit? Doing a DNS lookup, we can find that this points to an Amazon AWS instance with mention of Apache Hadoop in the record, located in the us-east-1 region.