Smart homes are already a daily part of our day to day. That is why the inclusion of smart cameras is a reality.
Many people have cameras to view and monitor certain parts of their home, to be able to monitor your home at all times.
Xiaomi offers this type of cameras, with the possibility of observing via internet the video of the same. But now we come across the news that there could be an error that breaks our privacy.
A user of Reddit who owns a Google Nest Hub and some security cameras connected by Xiaomi Mijia saw an unexpected result when asked to show him the video of a part of his house.
Instead of watching the camera feed you expected, saw video footage of other people's homes. Some of the cameras showed people, including a sleeping man and a baby.
The androidauthority team contacted Xiaomi and Google to request more information about this problem. They have only received a response from Google:
We are aware of the problem and we are in contact with Xiaomi to work on a solution. Meanwhile, we are disabling Xiaomi integrations on our devices.Google
That's not a tacit admission that what this Reddit user sees on their Google Nest Hub is a real problem or Xiaomi fault., but Google probably wouldn't disable Xiaomi's support if it didn't have some kind of evidence to suggest it's possible.