Alibaba’s UC Browser May Be Banned In India Over Data Theft

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Alibaba’s UC Browser has come under the government’s investigation for alleged leakage of mobile data of its Indian users and if convicted, it could be banned in the country, a senior IT ministry official said on Tuesday.

“There is a complaint against UC Browser that it sends mobile data to its servers in India to the server in China. There are complaints that if the user has uninstalled it or has cleared browsing data, then the browser maintains control of the user’s device’s DNS,” the official name The PTI had not been given, said PTI.

The official said that if the allegations against the browser established then they can be banned in the country.

When UC Browser-owned UC contacted on the web. He said that the date has not received any notice or notice from the government regarding the investigation.

“On the UC Web, we take safety and privacy very seriously and we work hard to comply with the local rules of the field that we operate. It is a common practice for IT companies to place servers all over the world in order to provide better services to their users. It takes strong action to encrypt the information while transmitting it, “said a Chinese-based company It was yum.

The company said that after receiving the requisite authorization from users to collect the required information. It is a standard industry practice to collect user information and data in essential scenarios to provide users with local services.

UC Webb said, “Our systems are protected by an end-user licensing agreement that protects the interests of our users … we will not do anything to disrupt the trust of our users.”

UC Browser is part of Elibaba’s Mobile Business Group. ALBABA has made significant investments in the payment bank company PATIM and its parent company, One 97. In addition to Petm, ALBABA has also invested in the e-commerce company Snapdeal.

UC Browser has claimed last year that it has more than 100 million monthly active users in India and Indonesia.

According to the state-counter report at the end of June 2017, after the Google Chrome. UC Browser is the most widely used web browser in India. And it has a market share of 48.66% in the mobile phone segment.

There is a government investigation into the dispute between India and China.

The Electronics and IT Ministry actively oversees the findings of the University of Toronto, which allegedly “detects some major privacy and security vulnerabilities that expose UC Browser to users for severe inspection and other privacy violations”.

Hyderabad’s Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), a technical investigation into the allegations made in the report of the University of Toronto, mentions that the browser often used in India and China.

UC Web, a Chinese browser owned by a large Alibaba owned by Chinese Internet, has investigated by government investigators as part of a stolen investigation. If convicted for theft of Indian users’ data, the company can ban in the country, a top official of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said.

“UC Browser has received complaints that it sends mobile data to Indian users in China. This investigated,” the official said.

UC Browser last year reported that India has claimed to be more than 100 million monthly active users. While its global number is approximately 420 million.

When contacted by TOI, the company’s spokesperson said that security. And privacy take very seriously, but it adds that “IT companies have a common practice to place servers all over the world in order to provide better services to their users. Nothing will do to break. “

“On the UC Web, we take safety and privacy very seriously. And we work hard to comply with the local rules of each sector that we operate … We take strong action to encrypt information while transmitting it,” the spokesman said. . The company still does not give any notice or notice from the government regarding this matter.

However, the spokesman defended the decision to collect user data: “It is a standard industry practice to collect user data and data in the necessary scenarios to provide users with local services. We have the necessary authorization from users to collect this data. End User License Agreement Protect the interests of our users who protected by Ray. ”

An official of the ministry said that the user is afraid that the data is stolen even when the application is uninstalled. Anonymous requesting anonymity said “There are complaints that if the user has uninstalled it or has cleared the browsing data. Then the browser maintains control of the user’s DNS device.”

In this regard, the first published by the findings of the University of Toronto. Now seen by the Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Hyderabad. It is technically investigating the allegations made in the University of Toronto report that “some major privacy. And security vulnerabilities claimed that would expose UC Browser to serious user inspections and other privacy violations”.

According to the state-counter report at the end of June 2017, after UC Browser. UC Browser the most widely used web browser in India. And it has a market share of 48.66% in the mobile phone segment.

UC Browser is part of Alibaba’s Mobile Business Group. Alibaba is a major investor in payment bank firm PATIM and its parent company One 97. In addition to Petm, ALBABA has also invested in the e-commerce company Snapdeal.

Can you transmit UC web store and data to a Chinese server?

 Most companies have their own servers for storing their data in digital space. And for potential data analytics-based operations and decision-making.

Now, if companies such as Alibaba and UC Web based on China, it is clear that. Moreover, Their servers will in China, and all their users, including Indians, will stored there.

UC Web spokesman said, “.. IT companies have a common practice to place servers around the world to provide better services to their users. we will not do anything to disrupt the trust of our users.” Standard industry practice to collect user information and data in essential scenarios to provide users with local services. We have the necessary authorization from users to collect this data. Our systems protected by an end-user licensing agreement that protects the interests of our users. ”

A report from the University of Toronto said that “some major privacy and security vulnerabilities. which will cause the UC Browser to seriously investigate and violate the privacy of others,” allegations of data theft taken seriously.

Now, the Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) is investigating the matter with the IT Ministry officials.

Moreover, In 2014, the UC Web browser regarded as India’s most popular mobile browser; When they reported that they crossed 500 million users, which registered 382% growth.

Also, In 2015, the U.C. Accused of stealing users’ data on the web and sending them to China; An accused who is now threatening his existence in India.

 

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