I would need Xiaomi commitment to stop all this. I decided not to buy Xiaomi until they sign the guarantee letter not to collect data and no access to our phone except for updates with our permission
Donbenie, 04 May 2020Stick to your iPhone then,their transparency is amazing.. No its not....
They claim the data is encrypted, but it was not, it was merely converted to BASE64 thats not an encryption its just charachter conversion. (If it really was encrypted it would have bern much harder for the researchers to decode (or decrypt) the data.
I personally own both a tablet and a phone from Xiaomi, great products but what Xiaomi did here is just disgusting, even worse they tried to defend this with half-truths ("but the data was encrypted")
Anonymous, 05 May 2020I'd just like to remind you all that the same country that banned Huawei from doing business w... moreThen perhaps you should explain to us why Huawei itself claims to have lost 12 billion US dollars due to the trade ban.
OwnFix3, 05 May 2020Laugh of the day!I can't believe that people like him actually exist lol.
hmm, 05 May 2020democracy is just illusion and just a word. There is no democracy in anywhere. People have rig... moreLMAO! What a load of absolute crock! Why don't you go live in China and tell me that there are no discernable differences lol. And I guess you conveniently forgot about the world's largest democracy, India?
Daaaamnit , 04 May 2020Lol, looks like Xiaomi is beatingapple in USA therefore such allegations are made by USA. Typi... moreLOL! Fake News! I have yet to see a single person with a cheap Xiaomi smartphone and I live in a city with a population of over 8 million people! Besides, the top 5 smartphones in the U.S. and North America are all from Apple!
Anonymous, 04 May 2020It isnt only about browsing history, it is also about every single thing you do. Opened an app... moreThey won't because they love their cheap Chinese knockoffs lol. Even then, Xiaomi is increasing smartphone prices all the time these days so I wonder if fans will remain just as loyal in the not-too-distant future.
LOOOL! So they basically admitted that they collect all kinds of user data.
The Voice of Reason, 04 May 2020Never owned a single Apple product in my entire life. Currently rocking OnePlus 6.Currently rocking selling my privacy. FTFY.
another crazy Chinese company and not compatible to GDPR with zero respect for it users
hmm, 05 May 2020democracy is just illusion and just a word. There is no democracy in anywhere. People have rig... moreExactly, as someone (Jean-Louis Barrault) here in France said :
La dictature, c'est "ferme ta gueule" ; la démocratie, c'est "cause toujours"
Which translate to :
Dictatorship is "Shut up"; democracy is "yeah, yeah...keep talking"
The best solution is clearly not for peoples to vote for who they want, between peoples now knowing enough about politic to make the right choice and politician being expert at lying and doing promises they won't keep, its a bad idea...
Mandate is a stupid thing too, when a bad politician is elected you can't get rid of him and when a great one is ruling well you need to change him after a certain time...
I work on a civilisation model in which the way politician come to power is a mix between the opposite of democracy and the opposite of monarchy...
Basically peoples doesn't vote for anyone, what make politicians go to power is their success, their ability to rule properly, their competence, their respect for the population and the individual etc.
The better they are, the higher they climb to power, but this system allow for multiple person at the same job, meaning if two or more persons have complementary competences as, lets say, education minister, they'll all work together.
What peoples have control on though, is to dismiss any of the politician as long as it is for a legitimate motive (so if peoples just don't like his face or don't like that he is too honest or anything, people won't just have the power to get rid of him for those stupid motive).
Kuba, 05 May 2020is anyone surprised? Chinese companies MUST cooperate with Chinese government, otherwise they ... moreApple does the same, after giving their iCloud keys to China, they are complicit with the Chinese government as well but some ppl simply don't want to believe that. They are happy in their fantasy bubble of American companies not collecting data.
hmm, 05 May 2020democracy is just illusion and just a word. There is no democracy in anywhere. People have rig... moreLMAO the people defending Chinese government always use the population number as a defense. Please, that's an old one and we've heard it 20 years ago.
Anonymous, 04 May 2020They gave it away when they patched their browser to opt out of data collection in incognito. ... moreI wouldn't say the victim card.
Further they at least had the decency to rectify and provide the consumers an option to opt out.
Rather than other major companies even the ones based in USA which would have just rubbished the claim and gone forward with the same actions
Anonymous, 04 May 2020If Xiaomi was caught doing this then Huawei is doing this but on a larger scale. Whoever thin... morenot gonna happen as XiaoMi don't have useful patent, copyright and knowhow like Huawei's 5G
Modest Mind, 04 May 2020That's besides the point. Collecting my data is breach of users privacy, hence totally unacceptable.But google and facebook can?? What a joke
I'd just like to remind you all that the same country that banned Huawei from doing business with them has also issued extension after extension to delay the ban, without Huawei begging for an extension. Makes you really think who actually is dependent on who.
Can't you just install different browser? I mean most Google apps will essentially use Chrome to display web elements, so might as well use it as default. Or something like Firefox will do, especially since it has extensions and Adblock. Though no matter which you use, they will collect some data or st least try, if you don't opt-out. So this isn't that unusual anyway, though those new options should be there by default and incognito mode should be respected. In any case, I never liked using phone makers browser anyway.
is anyone surprised? Chinese companies MUST cooperate with Chinese government, otherwise they cannot operate, that's simple. Don't buy spying phones, vote with your wallet.