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Smartphone giant PRETENDS [to] put[s] citizens' private data beyond reach of oppressive regime aka 5 Eyes
Chinese Apple wannabe Xiaomi says it's spent much of the past year migrating its online services out of its Beijing data centers so that it can better serve customers in international markets. The Middle Kingdom's smartphone upstart is virtually unknown in the West but is already outselling Samsung in China and has lately …
They traded their home regime slurping but gave the 5-eyes easier slurping. Or maybe... gave everyone the gruel for slurping? Or...the data gets sent home for "safekeeping" and the home slurp? Lately it's a question not of who's slurping but who's not slurping.
From a news report about findings by Indian Air Force, it appears that the Xiaomi phones are used as mass spying instruments by china. With its huge financial resources, China can no doubt afford to subsidize these phones to carry spying activities on millions of unsuspecting victims. It is high time that these phones are banned by Indian Government and other governments. The users may also boycott them voluntarily.
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