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Xiaomi conducts an external investigation into the “censorship function” of its smartphones – tablets and phones – News

Xiaomi engages a third party to investigate the findings of the Lithuanian Cyber ​​Security Center. This independent party should judge the claim that the phones of the Chinese manufacturer have a built-in monitoring function.

Xiaomi says in a statement against Reuters “Dispute over descriptions of some findings” and hired an independent external expert to review the report. It is not known which party is conducting the investigation, but according to a spokesperson for the manufacturer, it is a European organization.

from Lithuanian NKSC said last week That the Xiaomi Mi 10T has a function to recognize terms such as “Free Tibet” and “Long live Taiwanese independence”. There are 449 terms in the list. The censorship function is disabled in Europe, but it can be enabled remotely. The Center for Cyber ​​Security states that this is a risk because the list of terms can be activated and expanded at any time.

Xiaomi denies that it limits or prevents the behavior of smartphone users, but the manufacturer has not denied the existence of a list of terms that can be monitored. Xiaomi says it “protects users from certain content, such as pornography and references that offend local users,” according to Reuters. The manufacturer also states that it complies with European legislation.

Use This feature in China is not surprising. The Chinese government is notorious for monitoring and preventing such conditions. The country does it through Great firewall. The functionality may be in European smartphones because the software is based on Chinese variants.