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    Safe browsers?

    I've recently learned about some security concerns on browsers written and distributed from China like Dolphin HD and Boat browsers. In fact there are about a dozen different browsers that are 'made in China'. Some internet experts have exposed some hidden script in the codes that would send back to a server in China the history of usage and other personal activities and info related to the users of the browsers. I wonder if there are real risks in using browsers that are made in China and which browsers on Google Market that are made in China.
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    I *think* this is old news that is not an issue, but others may think differently...

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    I agree with Janner on this. If you stick with a mainstream browser from the Google Store you're likely going to be OK. If a browser shows up that becomes a problem people smarter than me about these things will expose it in a big hurry.

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    I've found this link and thought it'd underscore my concern:

    thednetworks.com/2011/10/30/dolphin-browser-on-android-caught-red-handed-sending-a-copy-of-the-browsing-data-to-its-remote-server-how-to-fix-it/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digita View Post
    I've found this link and thought it'd underscore my concern:

    thednetworks.com/2011/10/30/dolphin-browser-on-android-caught-red-handed-sending-a-copy-of-the-browsing-data-to-its-remote-server-how-to-fix-it/
    That was, in computer terms, ancient history. They acknowledged there was a problem, apologized and immediately corrected it with a patched release.

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    Yup, as Leeshor says, it was spotted originally on XDA, caused a furore, probably was never anything anyway, & is now "not an issue"

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