Third-Party Android Browser Found To Be Transmitting Every URL Visited

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damobius

I've used xScope for over a year. Love it.

 

Tried Dolphin and it was so sluggish that I gave it up right away.

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kixofmyg0t

I never used this anyway. Its built from the stock browser....just with pre-loaded mal-ware! Yay!

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twister753

...so?

 

I mean, I'd rather they didn't do it, I guess, but what's the big deal?

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MeanSquare

Oh yeah, it's a real issue that a browser is taking the URLs I happen to visit and sending them, without _any_idenifying_information_ that will tie them to me, in order to facilitate converting sites to "webzine" formatting.  _Only_ the URL is sent; no other information, either content of indentification.

The _only_ suggestion I have is that the user should be informed that the program is doing this and have the option to opt in (opt out as the default), if so desired.

All FUD aside, This has absolutely no serious security repercussions that I can think of.

This "amateur solution" is pretty much the only way to do this without loading down every single user's phone with a duplicate database.  I rather prefer it to be done elsewhere without using my resources.

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maseone

Funny thing is, in the midst of all this (had been loving the dolphin mini browser) I tried Maxthon browser. Very similar to Dolphin but a much cleaner interface. Will probably not be going back to Dolphin. Regardless of what people's personal opinions are in regards to privacy vs security - this needs to be an option that can be turned off to be taken seriously as a solution

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JE_Delta

Other users are encouraged to sop using the app. 

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hk1777

I told you we cant keep stopping at every Sop, Yeld and one vay sign

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KenLV

I was already uninstalling since the latest update broke it's interaction with Xmarks - the reason I installed it in the first place!  Guess I'll do it sooner rather than later.

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devin3627

hey lets deactivate our firewall and our virus software. it makes your system so fasT!!!!!! :) :) :)

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