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India has banned some mobile apps of Chinese companies such as Xiaomi and Baidu, three sources told Reuters on Wednesday, in New Delhi's latest move to hit Chinese companies following a border clash between the neighbours.

India in June outlawed 59 Chinese apps for threatening the country's "sovereignty and integrity", including ByteDance's video-sharing app TikTok, Alibaba's UC Browser, and Xiaomi's Mi Community app.

Another ban was imposed in recent weeks on about 47 apps which mostly contained clones, or simply different versions, of the already banned apps, the sources said.

Unlike its June move, the government did not make its latest decision public, but there are a few new apps that have made it to that list, including Xiaomi's Mi Browser Pro and Baidu's search apps, the sources said.

It wasn't immediately clear how many new apps have been affected.

India's IT Ministry and the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi did not respond to a request for comment. China has previously criticised India's decision to ban the apps.

A spokesman for Xiaomi in India said the company was trying to understand the development and will take appropriate measures. Baidu declined to comment.

A ban on the Mi Browser, which comes pre-loaded on most Xiaomi smartphones, could potentially mean the Chinese firm will need to stop installing it on new devices it sells in India.

Xiaomi is India's No.1 smartphone seller with close to 90 million users, according to Hong Kong-based tech researcher Counterpoint.

The bans are part of India's moves to counter China's dominant presence in the country's internet services market following a border clash in June between the two nuclear-armed neighbours in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed.

India has also made approval processes more stringent for Chinese companies wanting to invest in the country, and also tightened norms for Chinese companies wanting to participate in government tenders.

© Thomson Reuters

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UC Browser

Browser developed by the mobile Internet company UCWeb Inc.
Developer(s)UCWeb Alibaba Group
Stable release(s)[±]
Microsoft Windows

(January&#;8, ; 2&#;years ago&#;()[1])

iOS

(August&#;19, ; 2&#;years ago&#;()[2])

Android
Android mini

(February&#;7, ; 7&#;months ago&#;()[3])

Java

(June&#;23, ; 6&#;years ago&#;()[4])

UCBrowser UWP
(March&#;24, ; 3&#;years ago&#;()[5]) [±]
EngineBlink, V8
Operating systemiOS, Android, Windows Phone, Windows RT, S60, J2ME, Windows CE, Microsoft Windows, MTK, Tizen, Bada, BREW
Standard(s)HTML5, CSS3
Available inChinese, English, Urdu, Bangla, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Russian, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Portuguese, Spanish, Arabic, Farsi, Bhojpuri
TypeMobile browser
LicenseProprietary software with EULA(link) and Terms of Use(link)
Websitevvjstudio.com

UC Browser is a web browser developed by mobile internet company UCWeb, a subsidiary of the Alibaba Group. It is one of the most popular mobile browsers in China and Indonesia,[6] and was the 8th most downloaded mobile app of the – decade.[7]

Originally launched in April as a J2ME-only application, it is now available on a number of platforms including Android, iOS, BlackBerry OS, Java ME, Symbian, Windows PhoneMicrosoft Windows.[8] It has been the subject of several security and privacy controversies, and was banned in India on June 29, , shortly after the China–India skirmishes.[9]

Functionality[edit]

UC Browser is a cross-platform web browser primarily targeted at mobile phones.[6] It is known for its small app size and data compression technology, making it popular in emerging markets where people tend to have mobile phones with more limited device memory and internet bandwidth.[6] In particular, the browser is unique in its use of proxy servers, which run data through UCWeb servers before sending it to the user's device, enabling data compression but also posing privacy risks.[8] Additional features of the browser include cloud acceleration, multi-file format downloading, HTML5 web app and cloud syncing features, and "fast download", a feature that downloads files in multiple parts simultaneously.

Platforms[edit]

UC Browser is available as both an Android app and an iOS app, and is also available on several other older or discontinued mobile operating systems including BlackBerry OS, Symbian, and Windows Phone.[10] While primarily a mobile app, UCWeb also offers a Microsoft Windows desktop version (there is no macOS version).

The Android mobile operating system represents the largest user base for the company, which as of accounted for million of its million users.[11]

Data compression[edit]

UC Browser uses proxy servers to compress web pages before sending them to users.[8] This process requires less memory on the user's device and lowers data costs; however, it also poses privacy and security risks as all of the data accessed by the user through UC Browser first runs through a UCWeb server, rather than going directly to the user's device.

UC+: HTML5, WebApp and add-ons[edit]

In July , UCWeb announced the UC+ Open Platform. The platform consists of a WebApp store, an add-on platform and an Application Bookmark Platform. It went live with the launch of UC Browser v for Android.[12]

Developers can use a provided SDK to create programs that the browser runs in different scenarios. Users can download and install them from the browser's add-on panel. Examples include sharing to social media, webpage translation, augmented reality, and voice control. The Application Bookmark Platform allows partner websites to put up a QR code on UC Browser for users to scan, which adds the webpage to their bookmarks. This platform was among the first in China.

Download management[edit]

The browser supports simultaneous downloads and includes a download manager, including pages for offline reading. It supports pausing and resuming downloads.[13] The current version of the download manager has features designed to solve common problems while downloading, such as an intermittent internet connection and mislabeled files.[14] The download process can continue after the app is closed, and can also automatically resume if the download is interrupted.[15] The download manager sorts downloaded files by type and places them in respective folders.[16]

Cloud system[edit]

UCWeb claims that the cloud system used by the browser tends to fetch data from the closest servers available, making the loading process quicker and smoother for users.[17]

Privacy and security[edit]

Privacy[edit]

Leaked NSA reports[edit]

In May , National Security Agency (NSA) documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden indicated that UC Browser leaks sensitive data like international mobile subscriber identities, international mobile station equipment identities, MSISDN's, Android ID's, MAC addresses, and geolocation and Wi-Fi-related data without any encryption.[18] These leaks were used by intelligence agencies to track users. The documents also revealed that the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) had identified UC Browser as a security weak point. Its widespread use in China, India and Indonesia made it particularly attractive to ASD. The documents revealed that in cooperation with its Five Eyes partners, ASD hacked the UC Browser and infected smartphones with spyware. The ASD declined to comment in relation to the revelations.[19]

Citizen Lab report[edit]

In May , Citizen Lab, a laboratory based at the University of Toronto, published a report finding numerous privacy and security issues with both the English language and Chinese language editions of the Android version of UC Browser.[20][21][22][23][24] The report criticized the transmission of personally identifiable information to various commercial analytics tools and the transmission of user search queries without encryption. They also managed to bypass the encryption of UC Browser, leading them to accuse UCWeb of using non-effective encryption systems to transmit personally identifiable subscriber data, mobile device identifiers, and user geolocation data.[25]

In May , Alibaba Group provided Citizen Lab with updated versions of UC Browser in order to verify their security fixes to these issues. The subsequent update published by Citizen Lab indicated that not all of the previously identified data leaks and privacy breaches had been fixed in UC Browser.[26][27]

India investigation[edit]

After the release of the Citizen Lab report, the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Hyderabad, a scientific research unit within India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY), began a technical investigation into the "several major privacy and security vulnerabilities that would seriously expose users of UC Browser to surveillance and other privacy violations" alleged in the report.[28] C-DAC found that the browser (which is the second-most-used browser in India) had been sending user data to Chinese servers and that it retains control over a user's device DNS even after the browser is deleted.[29]

Security[edit]

Research has found that UC Browser is insecure, with many vulnerabilities and privacy issues.

In March , analysts at the anti-malware firm Doctor Web publicly disclosed that UC Browser and UC Browser Mini for Android was downloading and installing extra modules from the company's own servers via an unprotected HTTP channel.[30] This exposed browser users to arbitrary remote code execution if an attacker was able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack to deliver malicious module (but no cases of exploitation were publicly disclosed). Furthermore, this violates Google Play policies that forbid Google Play apps from downloading any executable code from any sources outside of Google Play. Researchers contacted both UCWeb Inc. and Google prior to the disclosure, but as of March 26, , neither app was patched and users are still vulnerable to the attack.[31]

According to tests on Qualys, a cloud security firm, and High-Tech Bridge, an internet security firm, UC Browser contains Logjam, FREAK, and POODLE vulnerabilities.[32][33] UC Browser also uses an outdated RC4cipher cryptography with deprecated SSL 3 or even SSL 2 protocols, which have many security flaws.[34]

Market adoption[edit]

As of March , UC Browser has over million users, largely in China, India, and Indonesia,[11] and as of it has more than million monthly active users.[35] According to the app analytics firm App Annie, UC Browser was the 8th most downloaded mobile app of the – decade.[7]

UC Browser has gained significant popularity in China, India, and Indonesia. In October , UC Browser topped Opera in Google Play's free Android app download category in India for the first time.[36] According to third-party web analytics firm StatCounter, UC Browser surpassed Opera as India's top mobile browser with percent of the market share to Opera's percent.[37] Google Zeitgeist showed that the "Most Searched Mobile Apps" in India were dominated by messaging and browsing apps, with WhatsApp and UC Browser topping the rankings for the most searches on mobile in [38]

The number of users of UC Browser may be significantly affected by the May recommendation by India's National Security Council following the China–India skirmishes that UC Browser and other Chinese-owned apps be blocked due to cyber-security concerns.[39]

History[edit]

UC Browser was initially launched in April as a J2ME-only application.

The logo of UC Browser was redesigned in December , from a cartoon squirrel to a more abstract and stylized icon that's more in line with American designs.[40]

In May , UCWeb customized its browser for Vodafone's Indian customers.[41] It also announced a partnership with Trend Micro, under which both companies worked to provide mobile web safety assessments in the browser.[42]

In August , UC Browser provided distribution channels of companies like AppURL Initiative[43] and partned with distributor Gameloft to sell its products.[44]

Ban in India[edit]

On June 29 Monday, , the Government of India banned UC Browser, along with 58 other Chinese apps such as TikTok and WeChat, citing data and privacy issues and claiming that it is a "threat to the sovereignty and integrity" of the country.[9][45] Many commentators have suggested that the move was a retaliation to the China–India skirmishes between India and China.[46]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^"Windows Desktop". Softpedia. 19 February Retrieved 21 February
  2. ^"Apple on the App Store". iTunes Store.
  3. ^"UC Browser Mini - Video Downloader & Video Status". Google Play Store. 19 February Retrieved 21 February
  4. ^"java browser". browse like a smartphone. 19 February Retrieved 21 February
  5. ^"UCBrowser UWP". Microsoft. 19 February Retrieved 21 February
  6. ^ abc"A Browser You've Never Heard of Is Dethroning Google in Asia". Wall Street Journal.
  7. ^ abRayome, Alison DeNisco. "Facebook was the most-downloaded app of the decade". CNET. Retrieved 18 December
  8. ^ abc"UC Browser Review – Fast and Bandwidth Efficient". vvjstudio.com Retrieved 10 March
  9. ^ abShrivastava, Rahul (29 June ). "TikTok, Shareit, UC Browser among 59 Chinese apps banned by India as border tensions simmer in Ladakh". India Today. Retrieved 29 June
  10. ^"UCBrowser surpasses Opera Mini with 33 percent more downloads". vvjstudio.com. Retrieved 24 April
  11. ^ abJon Russell (21 March ). "Chinese Browser-Maker UCWeb Cross Million Users". The Next Web.
  12. ^Xiang, Tracey. "UC Web Launches UC+ Open Platform, Addressing WebApp Strategy". TechNode. Retrieved 10 March
  13. ^Yin, Sara. "UC Browser (for Android) Review & Rating". PC Magazine. Retrieved 10 March
  14. ^"UC Browser Releases Version For Android Platform". vvjstudio.com 24 September Archived from the original on 12 November Retrieved 10 March
  15. ^"UC Browser on Windows Phone now supports background downloads". vvjstudio.com 12 November Retrieved 10 March
  16. ^"Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Edge? Impressive Web Browser Alternatives". Smashing Magazine. 23 September Retrieved 24 September
  17. ^"UC Web launches updated version of UC Browser for Android, Java and iPad &#; NDTV Gadgets". vvjstudio.com 24 April Retrieved 10 March
  18. ^Hildebrandt, Amber; Seglins, Dave (21 May ). "Spy agencies target mobile phones, app stores to implant spyware". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
  19. ^Dorling, Philip (22 May ). "Australia a leader in hacking mobile phones, Snowden document reveals". The Canberra Times.
  20. ^"Privacy and Security Issues with UC Browser". vvjstudio.com. 21 May Retrieved 7 November
  21. ^"A Tough Nut to Crack: A Further Look at Privacy and Security Issues in UC Browser â€" The Citizen Lab". vvjstudio.com. 7 August Retrieved 7 November
  22. ^"WUP! There It Is: Privacy and Security Issues in QQ Browser â€" The Citizen Lab". vvjstudio.com. 28 March Retrieved 7 November
  23. ^"Summary: Privacy and Security Issues with UC Browser". vvjstudio.com. 21 May Retrieved 7 November
  24. ^"Edward Snowden Archives â€" The Citizen Lab". vvjstudio.com. Retrieved 7 November
  25. ^"Privacy and Security Issues with UC Browser".
  26. ^"Research group says UC Browser, owned by Alibaba, found to leak data". Reuters. 21 May
  27. ^"Update: Analysis of updated Android and Windows versions of UC Browser".
  28. ^"Alibaba's UC Web Browser may face ban in India over data theft - Times of India".
  29. ^"UC Browser under government lens for leaking user data to servers in China - vvjstudio.com".
  30. ^"Hundreds of millions of UC Browser users for Android are threatened". Dr. Web. 26 March
  31. ^"UC Browser for Android, Desktop Exposes + Million Users to MiTM Attacks". BleepingComputer. Retrieved 27 March
  32. ^"SSL/TLS Server Test of vvjstudio.com". Retrieved 27 February
  33. ^"Qualys SSL Labs - Projects / SSL Client Test". vvjstudio.com.
  34. ^"Opera Mini takes care of your security - Opera Mobile". 17 March
  35. ^"UC Browser crosses Million Monthly Active Users in India". vvjstudio.com. 18 November Retrieved 23 January
  36. ^"UCWeb Boasts Dominance over Opera in India's Mobile Browser Market". vvjstudio.com 30 October Retrieved 10 March
  37. ^"UCWeb overtakes Opera as India's top mobile browser, adds Jack Ma to board (INFOGRAPHIC)". vvjstudio.com 22 August Retrieved 10 March
  38. ^"Google Zeitgeist WhatsApp Top Searched Mobile App, Chennai Express, Temple Run, Sunny Leone". MediaNama. 18 December Retrieved 10 March
  39. ^Gupta, Shishir (17 June ). "Intel agencies red-flag use of 53 mobile apps with links to China: Complete list". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 26 June
  40. ^Mott, Nathaniel (18 October ). "UCWeb opens US office, Americanizes its logo". PandoDaily. Retrieved 10 March
  41. ^"UCWeb customises mobile internet browser for Vodafone customers in India". timesofindia-economictimes.
  42. ^"UC Web announces partnership with Trend Micro for in-browser mobile web safety assessment". vvjstudio.com 7 May Retrieved 10 March
  43. ^"Global Consortium of Mobile Thought Leaders Support AppURL Initiative â€" Yahoo Finance Canada". Yahoo! Finance. 2 August Archived from the original on 9 December Retrieved 10 March
  44. ^"Gameloft China: partners important for navigating China". vvjstudio.com Retrieved 10 March
  45. ^Iyengar, Rishi (29 June ). "India bans TikTok as tensions with China escalate". CNN Business.
  46. ^Abi-Habib, Maria (29 June ). "India Bans Nearly 60 Chinese Apps, Including TikTok and WeChat". The New York Times.
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Great things in small packages

UC Browser Mini

is a tiny browser that packs a big punch. The app comes with a well designed, user-friendly interface that can be used by almost anyone. UC Browser Mini is a lightweight mobile browser for your device that will let you enjoy fast and uninterrupted streaming. It does not take up lots of storage space but is still packed with lots of helpful features that can give you a high-quality browsing experience. UC Browser Mini is a promising browser for your mobile devices.

Packed with helpful features

One of the features that UC Brower Mini has is Fast Download, which allows you to download multiple files from the Internet. Even when you experience interruption with your connection, the browser will automatically continue your downloads as soon as it is able to once again detect Internet connectivity. Browsing using the app also lets you save lots of data because it makes sure that you will not consume too much during your sessions. 

When it comes to making sure that you will experience fast and uninterrupted browsing, UC Browser Mini has a Quick Search feature as well as a built-in ad blocker just like all other leading browsers. Despite being a lightweight app, it makes sure that your connectivity will not be compromised. You can easily switch tabs and have no need to wait for long periods of time to wait for a page to load. Additionally, security will not be an issue because UC Browser will protect you from any data and privacy breach. Even with its small size, it will guarantee you a smooth-sailing browsing session with no interruptions from pop-up banners and away from the dangers of malware and online spies.

Got you covered

UC Browser Mini simply aims to provide you with your basic needs when it comes to browsing the Internet. While it lacks other highly advanced features considering it is lightweight, all the necessary functions are present so it will not give you any trouble. UC Browser Mini does not demand anything from its users and from any mobile device.

PROS

  • Fast downloads
  • Smooth and easy to use
  • Does not take up big storage space
  • User-friendly

CONS

  • Sometimes freezes
  • No customization options
  • No advanced features
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