An intrepid user on the OnePlus forums, v1nc, noticed a suspicious new system app “com.oneplus.clipboard” attempting to access the network after upgrading to a beta release of Oreo with the December 1st security update. Suspiciously, the IP address led to a block owned by Chinese conglomerate Alibaba. Android Police reached out to OnePlus, which confirmed that this was present in the beta.
According to OnePlus:
Our OnePlus beta program is designed to test new features with a selection of our community.
OnePlus 3T beta sent clipboard data to Alibaba controlled servers was written by the awesome team at Android Police.