UC browser pulled off from the Google Play store: UC Browser is one of the most used web browsers in the world, and in India, there user base is around 100 million and that is a pretty big number, and after so many downloads why Google Play Store suddenly removed it?
The reason was that UC Browser was suspected to send Indian user info remotely to there China servers, and Indian Government took this case and looked into the info.
“Complaints have been received against UC Browser that it sends mobile data of Indian users to servers in China. The matter is being looked into,”
the official said.
The ministry of officials said that there are fears that UC stole information even when the app is deleted from the device.
“There are complaints that even if a user has uninstalled it or cleaned browsing data, the browser retains control of DNS of users device,” the official said.
When asked UC Web stated that they take security and privacy very seriously and they clarified that they have servers in China and many other parts in the world, but we will not breach the trust of our users.
“At UC Web, we take security and privacy very seriously and work hard to comply with local regulations of each region we operate in… We have strong measures in place to encrypt the data while we transmit it,”.
UC Web is stating that UC browser pulled off for maintenance and will be back shortly. Though this seems right as UC Browser Mini is still available on the Store.
Whatever the reason is, we think there is something more, that we will get to see in some days. Wait for the official statement by the official or Google.
Thank you and stay connected my friends.