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Xiaomi answers security concerns raised by the Indian Air Force

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Xiaomi responds to security concerns, says we are ready to open local data centres
  • Xiaomi answers security concerns raised by the Indian Air Force
    Xiaomi answers security concerns raised by the Indian Air Force
    After security concerns regarding private user data being shared through servers based in Beijing related to Smartphones and tablets manufactured by Xiaomi were raised by the Indian Air Force, Xiaomi India has responded to the concerns.
    Mi India on its Facebook page (Xiaomi works in India with the name Mi India) said “you can be assured that we're 100% committed to storing our users' data securely at all times. With Mi, you don't have to worry.”
    The company shares a detailed post from Hugo Barra, the VP of the company in which he says that the company is “fully committed to storing our users' data securely at all times”.
    For this the Xiaomi has already kicked off massive internal effort to expand our server infrastructure globally. The company is looking at a “multi-site server architecture” in order to improve the performance of its services. This would also help in cutting down latency and reduce failure rates.
    The step will also help the company better compliance to local data protection regulations, which is one of the most important steps concerning security debates today.
    He also explains the server and data migration process which will take place in three steps.
    Xiaomi has already started migrating the “global e-commerce platforms and user data for all international users from our Beijing data centers” as the first phase to “Amazon AWS data centers in California (USA) and Singapore.” This phase is expected to end this month.
    In the next phase it will migrate “MIUI services and corresponding data for all international users from our Beijing data centers to Amazon AWS data centers in Oregon (USA) and Singapore.”
    The third phase will begin in 2015 when the company will concentrate on markets like India and Brazil. Since in India Amazon data centers are not available, the company will work with “local data center providers” to set up its service infrastructure (that is servers) to improve its services for India. "Once that has been completed, users in these markets will be much closer to their data and enjoy even faster speeds by connecting to local servers," says Barra.
    Note that this week IAF in an alert issued to those in air force and their family members. In the note it said “Smartphones and note books manufactured by Xiaomi have been found to send users’ private data from these devices to servers based in Beijing.” READ - Chinese Xiaomi phones could be a security threat, warns IAF
    Image 1: Xiaomi VP Huga Barra with the Mi India call center in Indore in Madhya Pradesh
    Image 2: Xiaomi super mitu rabbit doll
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