Friday, July 17, 2015

Is Samsung Stealing User Information?

Is Samsung stealing user information?


There is rumor going on that every Samsung Galaxy Phone battery comes with a hidden microchip that directly uploads all user information including images and videos to the Samsung Server without your knowledge as seen in this video:

This microchip on Samsung batteries is being used for NFC.

What is NFC?

NFC stands for Near Field Communication. NFC is a method of wireless transferring data in close proximity without the need for an internet connection. That establishes or stimulates P2P connection at a very shorter range (maximum working distance is less than 20cm) which is mostly used for transferring files and even used for payments such as credit cards.
When you shop at merchant store the payment gateway use this technology which doesn’t require peering between two gadgets i.e. your bankcard and the swipe machine.

NFC can be used in social networking situations, such as sharing contacts, photos, videos or files, and entering multiplayer mobile games by taping two phones located at a distance of less than 20cm and doesn’t require peering which transfer’s small amount of data in-between two gadgets.

Manufactures of Mid-range handsets from the likes of Samsung, HTC, Motorola, ex Nokia, LG and Blackberry all include NFC. And Even iphone 6 and Mircorsoft 8 OS also supports NFC. Infact, almost all Android tablets has NFC inbuilt. In most near future all consumer electronic goods will include this technology to enhance user experience. You will be able to operate any device by just taping your smart phone.

So there you have it guys! That microchip on your Samsung battery is not a chip to steal data according to the techie guy described in the above video. It is for NFC! Next time you find something unusual on your device, try to research first before speculating.



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