Xiaomi spyware on all MIUI rom?

Discussion in 'Mi General' started by snowcat, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. snowcat

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    I have already opted-out MIUI anonymous usage data stats. Why these information keep sending periodically to Xiaomi Corp.?
     
  2. MarkHUK

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    Do you have Mitalk installed?
     
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  3. snowcat

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    #3snowcat,Nov 30, 2013
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    No, I have never heard of it. however it is also not appear in my installed apps list.

    For now, I just simply added those domains to ad-block app (redirect them to 127.0.0.1)
     
  4. RobinHood00

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    Well of course they are collecting data, that is what smartphones are made for. An article was released a week ago in Belgium, which showed that a smartphone with the 30 most common apps installed on it makes 350.000 connections within 24 hours, when it is NOT being used and but has a wifi/3g conneciton ON, with 76 servers across the world within countries ranging from: the USA, China, Singapore, Ukraine, etc.

    Personal information gets shared but also IMEI codes an well virtually anything else that has any value.

    Source (in Dutch):
    http://www.demorgen.be/dm/nl/5403/Internet/article/detail/1744852/2013/11/22/Smartphones-zijn-verklikkers-ook-zonder-te-bellen.dhtml
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    So I guess it's rather normal for phones to make connections to servers you don't want them too.
     
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  5. snowcat

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    Thanks for your useful information. (I have read it using Google translate)
     
  6. RobinHood00

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    Glad to be of help, it's good to be aware of this and questions like this always interest me :) Always open for discussion too hehe. The thing I like about Cyanogenmod is that you can keep apps away from certain information on your phone. I have to admit I do not know how succesful the function is but I get a lot of notifications "app X is denied acces to your personal information", something I have to do more research on when I have more time definitly.
     

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