Consumer Reports has published an article saying that a serious, and potentially frightening, security vulnerability involving some Android smartphones came to light Tuesday. Phones made by Blu, a U.S. company, were transmitting their owners’ personal data to a computer server in China. It’s not clear how the data was being used, though security experts say it could have been accessible by the Chinese government. The vulnerability could affect models from other manufacturers, and potentially millions of phones worldwide that all use software supplied by the same company, Shanghai Adups Technology Co. Owners of iPhones don’t need to be concerned. Google, which makes the Android operating system, told Consumer Reports that its Nexus and Pixel phones did not carry the firmware, but they didn’t know about other Android phones. OnePlus, HTC and LG told Consumer Reports they were still investigating. READ MORE