Follow Devdiscourse, in September 2021, the Lithuanian state cybersecurity agency said that Xiaomi phones have the ability to detect and censor phrases related to Taiwan, Tibet… This quickly attracted attention. of the BSI and they started an investigation.
Xiaomi phones are protected by German security services
After a lengthy investigation, a BSI spokesman said: “BSI was unable to identify any anomalies requiring further investigation or other measures.”
Returning to the accusations made by the Lithuanian government on September 21, 2021, the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense immediately advised people not to buy Chinese phones and throw them away if they are in use. In its allegation, the Lithuanian National Cyber Security Center said Xiaomi phones were sending encrypted usage data to a server in Singapore. This may violate European data regulations.
In response to this allegation, on September 22, Xiaomi sent a statement to Reuters news agency to assert that its devices do not censor content sent to and from users. A company representative said: “Xiaomi has never and will never restrict or block any personal behavior of our phone users, such as searching, calling, browsing the web or using third-party communication software. Xiaomi fully respects and protects the legal rights of all users.”