Xiaomi Phones Sending User Data to Home Servers

Update 11-Aug-14:
Security Researchers from F-Secure Antivirus firm has shown that the Xiaomi phones (RedMi 1S handset) send quite a lot of personal and sensitive data to "api.account.xiaomi.com"  server located in China, including following information:
  • IMEI Number of your phone
  • IMSI Number (through MI Cloud)
  • Your contacts and their details
  • Text Messages
More details here and here.

Update 12-Aug-2014:
Xiaomi releases a statement

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