Baidu web browser branded a privacy nightmare

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Baidu web browser branded a privacy nightmare

Personal data transmitted unencrypted back to base in Beijing by Chinese company's 'insecure' web browser

A web browser designed by Baidu, one of China's biggest internet companies, is catastrophically insecure, according to an examination by Canada's Citizen Lab. "Baidu Browser, a web browser for the Windows...

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