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Google considered the Xiaomi app spyware and blocked it on users' smartphones

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Xiaomi Quick Apps may collect user tracking data

Like many Chinese manufacturers, Xiaomi complements the Android interface with its own developments and pre-installs a lot of applications. Perhaps the company has too broadly interpreted the framework for collecting information for advertising. 


Google considered the Xiaomi app spyware and blocked it on users' smartphones


Xiaomi Quick Apps users have started complaining about a strange phenomenon. A notification is displayed on the smartphone that it is blocked by Google Play Protect. The explanation is as follows:


This application may collect data that may be used for your tracking. ” 


The application is not available in the Google Play online store and is distributed as part of Xiaomi's own platform. However, Google Play Protect can scan all installed on all smartphones with Google Play services. 

Google considered the Xiaomi app spyware and blocked it on users' smartphones

In principle, after receiving such an alert, the user is given the choice to leave the application blocked or install it, no matter what. Earlier on the network, there were already messages that the application was requesting too many permissions - more than 55, which allow you to track almost any information on the device, including the resolution of video and sound recording. The application stores all the collected information in a temporary section on the smartphone, and then uploads it to the server. 

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