外文标题：Xiaomi to approach Indian authorities to sort out security concerns
NEW DELHI: Stressing that it does not collect any user data without permission, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi today said it will engage with Indian authorities to address the concerns about security of user's data.
Last week, in an advisory, the Indian Air Force asked its personnel and their families to desist from using Chinese 'Xiaomi Redmi 1s' phones as these are believed to be transferring data to their servers in China and could be a security risk.
"We are trying to get to the bottom of this. So far, we have not heard anything from the IAF or any other authorities and have only read media reports. We will reach out to authorities and engage with them to address any concerns that they might have," Xiaomi Vice President Hugo Barra told .
Earlier this year, security solutions provider F-Secure had, in a report, demonstrated how a Xiaomi Redmi 1S phone was sending data, including the user's IMEI, phone number, and phone numbers of contacts added to the phone book to a remote server.
Harsh Truth by Tarak (India)
Good move by Xiaomi.
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Why it is not applicable to army and navy? Krishi
Saurav Shakya (Unknown)
Good job xiaomi, you have saved many customers by this
dont believe chinese, better to avoid them, they are capable of any backstabbing like the indo-china war
Ban the products
surinder singh (new delhi)
Security is main concern and should be prime importance and we should stop all these Chinese sets as we cannot trust China
Beware of these spy devices, just avoid the products and offers. You will be happy.
Some of the Chinese products are of highest standards, Xiaomi is one of them. But, Chinese products are always susceptible data breach. Given the notoriety of Chinese establishment, no one should trust them. But there is a sigh of relief, the data centres will be situated outside China.
Stay away from Chinese products