UC Browser’s Alibaba, China’s largest eCommerce company, has been stripped of its name from the Google Play app store.
Neither Google nor UC Browser provided any clear explanation. However, the move to remove the UC Browser from Google Play can only stem from data theft.
UC Browser suspected of transferring stolen data to Chinese servers. It is unclear whether the ban is temporary or permanent.
The case began in August when many users complained that the Chinese company’s browser violated privacy settings on the computer.
Meanwhile, there are reports that Google will ban UC Browser, but three months after the ban was made.
UC Browser gets the DNS server settings even if the user has removed the browser from the computer. Due to the deep-rootedness that UC Browser has many people suspected of stealing data.
Speaking to The Times of India, a UC Browser spokesman said the company values data privacy and user privacy.
However, UC Browser does not mention that the browser can use the data and information obtained to broadcast unwanted ads to users based on their location.
In addition to Google, the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (UAE) is also considering a ban on UC Browser in the context of tensions with China over the disputed area.
Much of the information previously referred to UC Browser was suspected of transferring user data back to China.
Earlier this year, the Center for Advanced Development and Training (C-DAC) in Hyderabad, India has analyzed how the UC Browser sends data, including location information, to the machine. Chinese owners.
C-DAC has accused UC Browser of misconduct.
UC Browser is a popular browser in India, with 37.33 shares (second only to Google Chrome) and number one in mobile browsers with 45.08% market share.
In fact, UC Browser was first named in 2015 when the University of Toronto assessed the risk of data theft.
During the investigation that year, the University of Toronto accused UC Browser of secretly sending user location data, information they searched, cell phone numbers and device code access to third parties.
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