Chinese company Xiaomi collecting private browsing data of millions of people ...

Chinese cellphone giant Xiaomi has been secretly recording private browsing data and phone use of millions of customers, researchers say The phone's browser was recording and transmitting nearly all browser data Researchers say the data collection persisted while in incognito mode While information was encrypted, researchers decoded it in a matter of seconds  Xiaomi has denied the research despite hard evidence from researchers

By James Pero For Dailymail.com

Published: 21:05 BST, 1 May 2020 | Updated: 21:05 BST, 1 May 2020

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Researchers say a web browser loaded onto phones made by the Chinese company Xiaomi has been logging and sharing users' private data.

According to a report from Forbes, researchers studying a web browser loaded into the company's phones found that it was tracking nearly all of a users' web behavior including visited websites, search queries in Google, and also everything that appeared in the phones' news feed feature.

To make matters worse, Forbes reports that the researchers found that the tracking persisted even if the phone's browser was in 'incognito' mode. 

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 is among the phones using the company's own web browser which was discovered transmitting private browsing data to two remote servers

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 is among the phones using the company's own web browser which was discovered transmitting private browsing data to two remote servers

Beyond the browser,  researchers also found that the phone recorded what folders were opened and what screens were swiped through. 

Researchers found that the company collected

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