Forbes magazine has exclusively disclosed that Xiaomi smartphones record the use made by the user of their smartphone and send this information to servers located in Singapore and Russia.
Among the information collected in the apps that the user uses, the web pages that he visits, the searches that he makes in any search engine, and the Settings screens that he goes through. This occurs even when the user uses the browser in Incognito mode.
In addition, Xiaomi sends unique data from the smartphone that would allow the user behind the screen to be identified.
Although Forbes indicates that it has contacted Xiaomi during the elaboration of the article and includes some statements from the company, these explanations were not convincing for the publication.
Now Xiaomi has sent us an official statement regarding this matter:
Xiaomi is disappointed after reading the recent Forbes article. We believe they have misinterpreted what we communicate about our data privacy principles and policy.
The privacy of our users and security on the Internet is a priority at Xiaomi; We are confident that we strictly follow and fully comply with local laws and regulations.
We have contacted Forbes to provide clarity on this unfortunate misinterpretation.
If true, these accusations are quite serious since they represent a violation of the privacy of users. However, we hope that Xiaomi can clarify what is really happening with Forbes and that, ultimately, everything is the result of a misunderstanding, as the Chinese company points out.