Xiaomi has been tracking and recording an insane amount of private data, from user’s phone habits to queries in the Xiaomi’s default browsers.
Xiaomi, in response, confirmed that it collects browsing data.
However, the company says the data sent is anonymized, and users have consented to the data tracking.
The researcher, however, was able to prove that Xiaomi is recording Incognito mode data as well.
When shown with proof, Xiaomi said, “collection of anonymous browsing data, is one of the most common solutions adopted by internet companies.”.
Other than the browser data, Cirlig also noticed monitoring in Xiaomi apps and his touches on every screen.
While Xiaomi validated the findings, it claimed that the data collected by Sensors Analytics remains anonymous and is stored on Xiaomi’s personal servers. »