Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi has been claimed to track usage data and send this data to remote servers through another Chinese company. Making a statement on the subject, the company said it did not collect any data without the consent of its users.
Gabi Cirlig, a security researcher who recently gave an interview to Forbes, Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 He claimed that his device was tracking user data, and then another Chinese company in cooperation with Xiaomi sent this data to remote servers via Alibaba.
The researcher added that in the browser on the device by default, every search and all the websites visited were recorded and there were searches set as 'hidden' in these searches. In addition, Cirlig is told that all folders, including the device's status bar and settings page, open which screens are displayed and which screens are displayed. In Singapore and Russia He claimed that he was sent to remote servers located.
Xiaomi denies allegations
Xiaomi has denied all claims about it by making a statement on the subject. Xiaomi, in his description is the following four points pointed out:
- Data is collected with the consent of the user
- Data is completely anonymized and used for analytical purposes only
- Data passes through servers in accordance with local law
- Data is secured with third-party certified, industry-standard security practices
Xiaomi said in its statement that other internet companies are also collecting data and that Xiaomi is collecting data from other companies. different whether He argued. The company also reached out directly to the researcher who interviewed Forbes, saying that the news reality against He said he had a presentation. While Xiaomi said that its servers abroad had a cloud infrastructure, it also provided information about the browser information synchronization processes on the operating system.
Xiaomi, who also made a statement to Forbes and demonstrated how anonymous browser data was collected, to improve the overall browser product experience through analysis of information that is not personally identifiable among Internet companies. most common drew attention to one of the methods.