Samsung Stealing User Data: A “FAKE” WhatsApp Message

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A viral message has been rotating on WhatsApp since a few days is causing mayhem amongst Samsung users. A fake video goes viral which states that there is a chip in the Samsung smartphone’s battery which is the reason for all the private videos and images being uploaded to the Internet even if the user doesn’t share them. The person in the video warns people using Samsung’s Galaxy Smartphones that their data, especially photos and videos, are being automatically sent to Samsung via a chip embedded inside the smartphone.

The video demonstrates how Samsung has intelligently placed a chip in the battery itself, hidden from the user, to send the data to their servers. He goes ahead to show how to reveal the chip and remove it, stating that removing the chip will not damage the phone or hamper its working in any way. Best internet tricks which are the website for tips.

What is meant by NFC?

NFC is a feature that is available in most high-end smartphones and is meant for communicating between two devices. Near Field Communication is a set of ideas and technology that enables smartphones and other devices to establish radio communication with each other by touching the devices together or bringing them into proximity to a distance of typically 10 cm (3.9 in) or less.

NFC is used with many Google Android and Apple iPhone devices to enable applications such as Apple Pay and Google Wallet. It is also used to transfer photographs, contacts, and other small pieces of data.