Xiaomi Redmi Note is sending Data to Chinese Government


Jan 3, 2005
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Pretty worrying and scary !!

A Xiaomi Redmi Note from Hong Kong made a bold claim (with proof) that his device is connecting to a Chinese IP address and frequently sending personal data such as photos and text messages over to the Chinese server, without any user consent whatsoever. This is a serious allegation, and it looks like it is 100% legit.

The data transfer takes place when the Xiaomi Redmi Note is connected to a Wi-Fi network. The user tried rooting his phone and flashing a different firmware, but the data transfer still took place regardless. A little digging up revealed that the IP address belongs to CNNIC.

Check up below link
http://www.nextpowerup.com/news/110...-text-messages-to-the-chinese-government.html
 

diver-hloc

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I'm sure at this age of NSA Data collection... alot more phones are doing the same... just serving difference master.... :think:
 

Bukitimah

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This sounds like a joke to me. Why would the Chinese government be interested in reading all the stuff in the average citizen's phone??

Even in Sg where everything goes thro a proxy (if I am correct), I don't think they are interested to block or read every account. If you have something to hide or somewhere you would like to secure the data/info, surely you will find ways to do it.
 

Yappy

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Who is not doing it?

We should list them and go for that phone/brand.
 

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This sounds like a joke to me. Why would the Chinese government be interested in reading all the stuff in the average citizen's phone??

Even in Sg where everything goes thro a proxy (if I am correct), I don't think they are interested to block or read every account. If you have something to hide or somewhere you would like to secure the data/info, surely you will find ways to do it.
If you're Edison Chen then the Chinese would be very interested in the photos in your phone.

:bsmilie:
 

Zeisser

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Perhaps it's just me I don't trust things Chinese be it gadgets or food too much
scandals from them geezus:thumbsd:
 

hanzohattori

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Perhaps it's just me I don't trust things Chinese be it gadgets or food too much
scandals from them geezus:thumbsd:
Can't say much for food but 90% of your gadgets are chinese made, no ?
 

Yappy

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Here is a story about China made good.

A son, who is fanatic in NBA, asked his father to get him a made in US, basketball when he traveled to US.

He went around the shops and all shops only sell made in China. basketball.

He had no choice but pumped the ball and brought the ball back for his son.

He told his son...".. son the ball is China made. The only thing that come with the ball that is from US is the air!"
 

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Perhaps it's just me I don't trust things Chinese be it gadgets or food too much
scandals from them geezus:thumbsd:
Like it or not, be thankful that its made in China else most can't afford it.
 

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Here is a story about China made good.

A son, who is fanatic in NBA, asked his father to get him a made in US, basketball when he traveled to US.

He went around the shops and all shops only sell made in China. basketball.

He had no choice but pumped the ball and brought the ball back for his son.

He told his son...".. son the ball is China made. The only thing that come with the ball that is from US is the air!"
please submit this to my Jokes thread
 

Bukitimah

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The funny thing is that once upon a time, everything was British made, then the Japanese came along. Those days, the only complaint was, Japanese goods suck!

Maybe today, China flood them till they couldn't breathe. Slowly this will set in till another country take over the baton for cheaper options. Then at the expensive shelves, you find Chinese brands. Haha. Honda only produce cheap motorcycles not too long ago.
 

junction88

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The funny thing is that once upon a time, everything was British made, then the Japanese came along. Those days, the only complaint was, Japanese goods suck! Maybe today, China flood them till they couldn't breathe. Slowly this will set in till another country take over the baton for cheaper options. Then at the expensive shelves, you find Chinese brands. Haha. Honda only produce cheap motorcycles not too long ago.
I remembered after the British made is Taiwanese made.

Taiwanese made is really sucks as compare with Japanese made goods.
 

Bukitimah

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I remembered after the British made is Taiwanese made. Taiwanese made is really sucks as compare with Japanese made goods.
Actually the Japanese was before the Taiwanese but both are now quality products producers. Honda and Acer just to name 2 brands.
 

Yappy

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Actually the Japanese was before the Taiwanese but both are now quality products producers. Honda and Acer just to name 2 brands.
They learn the hard way....
 

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