UC Browser

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UC Browser is a mobile web browser. It was banned in India in 2020 for privacy issues[1] and also banned in China in 2021 due to complaints of showing deceptive medical advertisements.[2]

History[change | change source]

UC Browser was originally developed for Java ME smartphones in 2004 by UCWeb which is a subsidiary of the Alibaba Group. It is now available for Android, iOS, BlackBerry OS, Java ME, Symbian, Windows Phone, and Microsoft Windows platform.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "TikTok, Shareit, UC Browser among 59 Chinese apps banned by India as border tensions simmer in Ladakh". India Today.
  2. Shead, Sam (16 March 2021). "Alibaba's browser has been deleted from Chinese app stores". CNBC.
  3. Brewster, Thomas. "Exclusive: Alibaba's Huge Browser Business Is Harvesting The 'Private' Web Activity Of Millions Of Android And iPhone Users". Forbes.