Is Mi Browser Stealing Users’ Personal Data ?

Xiaomi smartphone users has received a bothering news, where Cyber ​​security experts claim that the data of Xiaomi smartphone users is being stolen. Especially the data of users is being secretly stolen by Mi Browser. Forbes released a report mentioning that all activity done on Xiaomi smartphones is being recorded and the data is stored in China.

According to a Forbes report, cyber security expert Cirlig tested it on the Redmi Note 8 and found that the data browsed on this smartphone is being stored in Alibaba’s data server in China. Alibaba is a cloud services company whose servers are rented by Xiaomi. The cyber security expert claims that many types of device data are being recorded and sent to servers in China. The data of every website visited by the default Mi Browser that comes with Xiaomi’s smartphones is being stored. According to his claim, web browsing data accessed by his Incognito Mode is also being stored.

Let us remember that a web browser does not store history in incognito mode. Therefore, it is recommended for private browsing, so that users can avoid problems like data theft. Apart from this, the data of the folder that can be accessed in Xiaomi’s device is also being stored. Not only this, the data accessed by the screen swipe and the status bar is also stored by Xiaomi’s remote server.

However, after this report came, Xiaomi’s Global Vice President Manu Kumar Jain has released a video clarifying that the news is fake and that Xiaomi’s smartphone and Mi Browser are completely safe. Manu Jain has released a link to the video and a note for Mi Fans via Twitter, in which he said that users need not be afraid. He highlighted in his note that the reputed international third party company and organization TrustArc and the British Standard Institution (BIS) have certified the security and privacy practices of Xiaomi’s smartphones, including Mi Apps and Browser. For Indian users, he has written in his note that their data is stored only in local servers in India.

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