David Gilbert reports:
Xiaomi has once again denied “uploading or storing private or data without the permission of users” despite a report which claims to show it does exactly that.
Finnish security company F-Secure published a blog on Friday which seemed to show that a brand new Xiaomi RedMi 1S smartphone was sending certain data to the without asking permission from the user.
Reacting to the blog and subsequent media reports, Xiaomi apologised for any confusion and has decided to change it policy of automatically uploading certain user information, making it an opt-in choice.
Xiaomi’s head of global expansion – and former Google executive – Hugo Barra published a post on his Google+ page over the weekend to defend his company’s position.
Read more on International Business Times.