Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Home Tech Gist Xiaomi Accused of Secretly Collecting User Data

Xiaomi Accused of Secretly Collecting User Data

Xiaomi hit by unpleasant issues. The company made by Lei Jun was accused of secretly collecting user data. Learn more below!

- Advertisement -

Xiaomi hit by unpleasant issues. The company made by Lei Jun was accused of secretly collecting user data.

The findings were revealed by internet security researcher Gabi Cirling during an exclusive interview session with Forbes.

Cirling’s suspicion began with the Redmi Note 8 used. He suspects the smartphone is collecting data.

“This is a backdoor with a telephone function,” he said.

In his research, Cirling found the default Redmi Note 8 browser to record everything that was visited, the folder that was opened, the screen that was swiped, the status bar and the settings page. All that is still done even though the user uses incognito mode.

Cirling had investigated the default browser on the Mi 10, Redmi K20 and Mi Mix 3 the results were the same. He also found collected data sent to Xiaomi’s servers in Singapore and Russia even though the site’s own domain was registered in Beijing.

Meanwhile, Forbes asked internet security researcher Andrew Tierney to carry out a similar investigation. The results are not much different.

- Advertisement -

Tierney considers this a serious problem because it can affect millions of people. Because Xiaomi is one of the top mobile vendors in the world.

Upon these findings, Xiaomi has provided clarification. Through the official blog, they denied the allegations about the collection of user data.

Also Read:  How To Delete A Zoom Account Permanently

It was emphasized that user privacy and internet security were their top priorities. Xiaomi also believes that it has followed local regulations.

All data collected is based on permission and consent given explicitly by its users. Apart from that, the whole process is anonymous and encrypted.

Also Read:  MediaTek Helio G85 Offers Speeding Performance for Gaming Activities
- Advertisement -

The data collection itself is used for internal analysis. They guarantee not to link personal information.

“This is a common solution adopted by internet companies around the world to improve the overall user experience of various products while maintaining user privacy and data security,” Xiaomi wrote.

Regarding sending data to Singapore and Russia, Xiaomi said it was using a public cloud that was public and well known by the industry.

“All information from services and overseas users is stored on servers in various foreign markets where privacy protection laws and regulations are strictly adhered to and fully complied with,” concluded Xiaomi.

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -
Viklin
Viklinhttps://naijaknowhow.net
Tech Enthusiast | Gadget Lover | Architect | Content & SEO Expert @ SEOEXPERTS.COM.NG | Inter Milan Fan ⚽. Writing history one piece at a time. You can connect with me on social media using the buttons below. Cheers!
- Advertisment -ADVERTISE NAIJAKNOWHOW

Latest Posts

Qualcomm Releases Chipset for Cheap 5G Smartphones

Qualcomm is stepping up efforts to make 5G-connected smartphones within the reach of more people by launching a 5G version of the Snapdragon 4...

iPhone XR Will Be Replaced By iPhone 12s Next Year?

Apple will reportedly stop selling the iPhone XR at the end of the first quarter of 2021, and replace it with the iPhone 12s...

MediaTek Announces the T750 5G Chipset

MediaTek announced the 5G T750 chipset for the next generation of 5G wireless consumer premise equipment (CPE) products, such as fixed wireless access (FWA)...

Huawei Will Soon Release A HongMeng OS Based High-end Tablet This Year!

At the Huawei Developer Conference last year, Huawei introduced its new OS, Harmony OS or HongMeng OS. It is known that Huawei will provide...

6 Best FPS Games for Windows PC in 2020

FPS games which are likely known as First Person Shooter games are amongst the most played games for most gaming gadgets which include Windows...

Subscribe to our newsletter

To be updated with all the latest news, smartphones deals and special announcements.