Xiaomi to open India data centre to allay privacy fears

yugasini By yugasini, 28th Oct 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1s444528/
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After India warned its military not to use Xiaomi devices owing to privacy fears, the Chinese firm has announced plans to open an Indian data centre.

Xiaomi Future rich smart phone

Xiaomi, which specialises in low-cost smartphones, has ambitions to sell 100,000 handsets in India every week.

But the country's air force warned its personnel against using the devices, citing security concerns about data being kept in Beijing.

Xiaomi said it never collected user data without permission.

The company has already begun the process of moving non-Chinese data out of Beijing, and instead into data centres owned by Amazon.

The decision to open a facility in India is another move by Xiaomi to allay privacy fears.

Concerns over how data is held by the firm are seen as perhaps the only significant barrier to its rapid expansion around the world.

The company, which poached a high-profile Google executive to spearhead Western efforts, has produced feature-rich smartphones that are considerably cheaper than some rivals.

Less favourable is Xiaomi's reputation as a copycat brand.

When Apple executive Jony Ive was asked for his thoughts on the company, he said: "I don't see it as flattery, I see it as theft."

Source:bbc.com

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Amazon, Ambitions, Beijing, China, Data Centre, Future Rich, India, Military, Smart Phones, Warned, Xiaomi

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author avatar vpaulose
28th Oct 2014 (#)

great info on phone

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29th Oct 2014 (#)

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
29th Oct 2014 (#)

Awesome post and interesting piece as well!

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29th Oct 2014 (#)

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29th Oct 2014 (#)

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29th Oct 2014 (#)

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author avatar Ptrikha
3rd Nov 2014 (#)

Xiaomi is indeed into a challenging target in India.

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author avatar yugasini
4th Nov 2014 (#)

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author avatar Ptrikha
19th Nov 2014 (#)

You are welcome.

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20th Nov 2014 (#)

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author avatar Retired
2nd Dec 2014 (#)

100,000 a week. That's some ambition!

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3rd Dec 2014 (#)

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