Google disconnected its services from Xiaomi's smart home: Chinese cameras spy on users

Google has disabled Xiaomi device integration with the Nest Hub and Assistant.

What happened

Reason

That was the appeal of users who unexpectedly gained access to other people's cameras.

For example, one of the owners of the IP cameraXiaomi Mijia 1080p Smart security, trying to transfer the broadcast to Google Nest Hub, saw images and videos from other people's homes. Another user said that he also saw on the screen the porch of a strange house, a sleeping person and a child in the arena.


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What to do

Xiaomi representatives said that such a problemobserved in 1044 users. It is related to a cache update in the latest software update released on December 26, and may occur if the network connection is poor.

Xiaomi has already fixed the error on its part, Google is still working on it. In the meantime, everything is not fully debugged, the corporation decided to temporarily disable integration with Mi Home.


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