The cybersecurity agency of Lithuania, a European country, said in September that Xiaomi phones are capable of detecting and censoring terms like “Free Tibet”, “Long live Taiwan’s independence” or “democracy movement”.
The ministry’s national cybersecurity center report stated that the capability in the software of Xiaomi’s Mi 10T 5G phone has been turned off for the European Union region, but can be turned on remotely at any time.
HE SAID “DO NOT BUY”
“Our advice is not to buy new Chinese phones and get rid of any that have already been bought as quickly as possible,” deputy defense minister Margiris Abukevicius told reporters.
The report also included information that the Xiaomi phone was sending encrypted phone usage data to a server in Singapore.
CENTURY ON XIAOMI PHONES?
Germany’s federal cybersecurity watchdog, BSI, has launched an investigation after several months of these accusations.
According to the news of Reuters; BSI did not find any evidence of a censorship function in mobile phones manufactured by the Chinese company Xiaomi.
“As a result, BSI was unable to identify any abnormalities that would require further investigation or other measures,” said a BSI spokesperson.