UC Browser on Indian Government Radar– UC Browser has come on the government’s radar. Recently UC Browser alleged for the leak of mobile data and private information of its Indian users. A senior IT ministry official said if Alibaba’s UC Browser found guilty it could be banned in the country.
An officer told on condition of anonymity that “There have been complaints against UC Browser that it sends mobile data of its users in India to the server in China. There are complaints that even if the user has uninstalled it or cleaned browsing data, the browser retains control of DNS of user’s device.’
If allegations against the browser are found true then it may be banned in the whole country forever.
UC Browser is a browser mainly preferred for downloading purpose. Last year UC Browser officials have claimed that it has over 100 million monthly active users including India and Indonesia.
Alibaba is the parent company of UC Browser. Alibaba is a Chinese e-commerce company which is founded by Jack Ma on 4th April 1999. While UC Browser launched in April 2004 from China. It is available on a number of platforms including Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Java ME, Symbian, Windows Phone and Microsoft Windows. Two more companies PayTm and Snapdeal is much popular in India. The fact is Alibaba has made the significant investment in both of the companies.
A report says UC Browser is the second most used web browser in India after Google’s Chrome. The university of Toronto has allegedly charged UC Browser for several major privacy and security vulnerabilities. University also alleged that it would seriously expose users of UC Browser to surveillance and other privacy violations. The university of Toronto also claimed that the UC Browser is mostly used in India and China.
The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Hyderabad is investigation technical facts into the allegation made by University.
UC Browser is a mobile Browser developed by the Chinese versatile Internet organization UCWeb and is claimed by Alibaba Group of China. Initially propelled in April 2004 as a J2ME-just application, it is accessible on various stages including Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Java ME, Symbian, Windows Phone and Microsoft Windows.
The program utilizes cloud increasing speed and information pressure innovation. UC Browser’s servers go about as an intermediary which packs and renders the information of site pages before sending it to clients. This procedure loads web content speedier. The program can adjust to some system conditions and support multi-record design downloading. What’s more, UC Browser has HTML5 web application and cloud synchronizing features.It has the element of “quick download” which expands the downloading speed utilizing numerous string association download procedure.
UC Browser is accessible on a few cell phone and highlight telephone stages, however, Android versatile working framework speaks to the biggest client base for the organization, with 300 million of its 500 million aggregate.