Gionee

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Gionee convicted of installing malware on over 20 million smartphones
Gionee convicted of installing malware on over 20 million smartphones
Credit: Maurizio Pesce from Milan, Italia, / via Wikimedia Commons (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

Gionee, a Chinese manufacturer of low-cost smartphones, has been found guilty by the Chinese courts of installing malware on more than 20 million devices it sold between December 2018 and October 2019.

According to the report, the company used a subsidiary to plant a "Trojan horse" to carry ads without the users' permission.