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# 250805 26-May-2019 16:09
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Im curious, can Xiaomi phones be trusted not to send data etc?


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  # 2245885 26-May-2019 16:12
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Google services takes the same data from all android phones regardless of brand.

 

 





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  # 2245975 26-May-2019 16:41
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Even Nokia did send data to China, even if it was a mistake.

 

Don't be fool to believe that Huawei being put in the American DoC list is a privacy or security problem - it is just being used a token for negotiation by some Bad Hombre in the White House. It is political more than technical.





 
 
 
 




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  # 2245984 26-May-2019 17:06
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An Embargo if you will?

 

So Xiaomi phones dont have secret IP code to sent my use of the phone to China?

I know sounds paranoid but after ZTE and Now Huawei Im a bit put off but like the new redmi note 7


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  # 2246135 26-May-2019 21:25
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believe what you may but if it were true someone would likely have found out by now and it would be all over the news.

 

it would likely be commercial suicide if you were caught


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  # 2246136 26-May-2019 21:26
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What? You're going to wait for "Kiwiphone" to be launched? 😎

 

 

 

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  # 2246138 26-May-2019 21:27
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Sure, iPhones and Pixels are way more trustworthy.  🙄


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  # 2246142 26-May-2019 21:37
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App developers are far more sleazy and have less to lose, though you give them "permission" by installing the app and accepting the required OS permissions (Android). 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2246224 26-May-2019 22:31
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Geektastic:

 

What? You're going to wait for "Kiwiphone" to be launched? 😎

 

 

 

I'm putting my name down for the Number 8 Wire Edition that comes with a Swanni cover.

 

 

Oh Yes please I want a Swanni Cover for my phone , maybe one for the laptop as well!





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  # 2246244 27-May-2019 05:33
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Can you trust Swanndri now that it's made in China? Who knows what secret knitwork engineering has been incorporated?

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  # 2246260 27-May-2019 07:13
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Yea, if I had one, my swanny would be in the bin!


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  # 2246261 27-May-2019 07:13
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If you use any google or Facebook owned services on your phone, the Chinese are the least of your worries. What exactly to you think the Chinese would want with general citizen data? The companies mentioned are already using your data to manipulate you every day.





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  # 2246264 27-May-2019 07:51
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linw:

 

Yea, if I had one, my swanny would be in the bin!

 

 

 

 

I do have one and it's old enough to made in nu zilland.






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  # 2246267 27-May-2019 08:09
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Good luck finding an phone/PC/Laptop, etc. that doesn't contain Chinese manufactured components

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  # 2246278 27-May-2019 08:35
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Geektastic:

 

What? You're going to wait for "Kiwiphone" to be launched? 😎

 

 

 

I'm putting my name down for the Number 8 Wire Edition that comes with a Swanni cover.

 

 

 

 

er... have you seen our interception laws? You know all ISP's in New Zealand have to ask the GCSB for approval for every half significant change they do in their network? Don't think little on NZ is in any way innocent in this regard.


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  # 2246280 27-May-2019 08:47
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I love my Xiaomi phone but I replaced the OS with LineageOS as soon as I got it. Wouldn't dream of using it otherwise.


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