Yet another surprising security problem with Internet of Things ("IoT") devices, Xiaomi in this case, also from China:
The Verge said:Google disables Xiaomi access after a Nest Hub shows strangers’ images via Xiaomi camera
Google has disabled Xiaomi devices’ access to its Nest Hub and Assistant after a camera owner reported seeing unfamiliar still images apparently from other cameras, Google confirmed to The Verge. The issue was first reported by Android Police.
“We’re aware of the issue and are in contact with Xiaomi to work on a fix,” a Google spokesperson said in a statement. “In the meantime, we’re disabling Xiaomi integrations on our devices.”
Ars Technica said:“Cache issue” causes Xiaomi cameras to show other people’s camera feeds
Chinese electronics maker Xiaomi has shut down the Google Home Hub integration of its security cameras after a cache issue caused some of Xiaomi's camera streams to go to the wrong people. The bug was first reported by Reddit user Dio-V, with a post titled "When I load the Xiaomi camera in my Google home hub I get stills from other people's homes!!"