Many Android phone vendors subsidize their cost w/ malware/spyware/adware just like many laptop vendors, but Android lets vendors make it impossible to remove.
In this case, free Android phones the US govt. handed out to the poor contained Chinese malware. #privacy
@kyle “Impossible” might be too strong of a word here.
@kyle Until you find out you would have to inactivate the Settings app on some of this devices to keep adware away… :-/