Samsung smartphone NFC chips allegedly post private media files without user's permission

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Look at your handsets or smartphones, it may have the "spy chips" those silly Pakistani guys are claiming. Know the truth before destroying your device.

Allegations regarding the near field communication (NFC) technology used in Samsung smartphones are making some people to remove it from their units without conducting own diligence first to know whether true or not.

We have come across a couple of videos showing batteries of some Samsung handset models such as S3 with chips on it and people involved in those videos claiming that these chips are responsible for getting private files such as photos and videos as well as other private information without any permission from the owners. As if these chips are posting automatically the media files on the Internet.

This issue emerges on social networks where netizens called it "spy chips." Here's the link for one of the videos: fb.com/764047570378256 with an uploader name of Fhahodi Zainon Angkat.

Thedailypedia reported that another clip uploaded by an FB user named Lito Sambrano Riotita. In this video, he made a detailed tutorial on how to remove the chip from Samsung smartphones.

Pakitingnan nyo lng po mga batery nyo mga ka FB sa mga samsung S3 mag ingat po tau!!! wats nyo now lng po ito

Posted by Lito Sambrano Riotita on Friday, June 19, 2015

However, this is a false allegation. Unfortunately, there are users of Samsung smartphones who believed on this and destroyed their batteries in order to eradicate the "spy chips" from their handsets.

What really is NFC?

NFC stands for Near Field Communication. In world of technology, it is the evolution of RFID or radio-frequency identification. This "chip" is actually used for transferring data between two devices that are only close enough to each other (only a few centimeters). Devices with NFC has an option for enabling before using it and can also be disabled anytime.

According to techworm, the controversy started out with a Pakistani guy who uploaded a video with false claims in Vimeo and racked up 75,000 views and still accumulating. The site simply said that do not believe this simply because it is not true.


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