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eBay pulls sales of spyware phones

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EBay is barring listings for a smartphone after reports the model is pre-installed with spyware in its Chinese factory.A German security firm reported on Tuesday that the Android-powered Star N9500 sent personal data to a computer server in China, adding that the Trojan could not be removed.

It said the malware was disguised as the legitimate Google Play Store app.The handset remains on sale on Amazon, which could not be reached for comment.

But eBay said it was rolling out the ban globally.”Due to reports that some Star 9500 smartphones are loaded with spyware, eBay is not allowing the sale of these devices as a precautionary measure,” a spokesman told the BBC.

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