Xiaomi India’s MD Manu Kumar Jain has now busted myths and incorrect reports that had recently gone abuzz regarding the safety and data collection aspects of the Mi Browser. Recently, there had been rumours about Mi Browsers collecting user data and sharing these to other countries.
“Given our goal of providing world class secure services and products to all users, our next Mint Browser and Mi Browser software update will include an option in incognito mode for all users of both browsers to switch on/off the aggregated data collection, in an effort to further strengthen the control we grant users over sharing their own data with Xiaomi. The software updates will be submitted to Google Play for approval within today (May 3, GMT+8).
We believe this functionality, in combination with our approach of maintaining aggregated data in non-identifiable form, goes beyond any legal requirements and demonstrates our company’s commitment to user privacy.
As always, Xiaomi welcomes users to participate in our product development and advancement. Listening to feedback from users and letting them take part in Xiaomi’s future have been at the core of our company from the beginning,” stated Xiaomi in an official blog post.
Additionally, Manu Kumar Jain even released a video on YouTube detailing the process of data collection and trashing reports doubting the usage of user data. This video is available for viewing, here.