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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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  #2246399 27-May-2019 11:22
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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



Respectfully I disagree. I don't think at this point companies give two stuffs what happens to your data, or if they caught or not. 


Facebook, Banks, Instagram, Insurance companies, Retailers, cellphone makers, cellular network providers, petrol companies.. Anyone you deal with on a daily basis are sharing your data with a third party company with little to no benefit to yourself. 


Facebook/Istagram was recently 'caught' saving passwords in cleartype. Noone cared. Heck Facebook even SELLS YOUR MFA DETAILS YOU SUPPLY FOR MONEY TO ADVERTISING AGENCIES.


Do you even remember Equifax? How they were 'hacked' and no one gave 2 shakes of a rats ass?


The only time people care is when someone intercepts data before it goes to these companies. However they all seem to accept/think that these companies are somehow angels with their data and they never leak or sell your data for a profit..


We've been/being quietly brainwashed into believing our data is 'safe' from hackers/foreign companies, when honestly companies get caught/admit YEARS after the fact to being compromised by foreign hackers with little (or none in most cases) punishment for anyone whatsoever.


Even back in 2013 Mashable did an article on why most companies won't admit they've been hacked 


The FBI director himself has admitted China has successfully hacked every major US company back in 2014!


Anyway, I'm going off on a tangent, but my point was/is your data is not now, and never has been safe anywhere online.

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