back to article Chinese 'Sogou Explorer' browser sends URLs to parts unknown

A Chinese-language cloud-based browser seems to be snooping on its users, according to research conducted by the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre's (APNIC's) Geoff Huston, George Michaelson and Byron Ellacot. Speaking to the APNIC 38 conference yesterday, Huston outlined the results of research conducted by APNIC on the …

  1. Vociferous

    China has tens of thousand hackers and programmers spying.

    Of course they release spyware.

  2. Mark 85

    The researchers seemed surprised.

    It's China. What did they expect? I'm just surprised there wasn't some 5-Eyes tossed in for good measure.

    1. Anonymous Blowhard

      Re: The researchers seemed surprised.

      5-eyes?

      The forces of freedom don't need to spy on your browser; they've already made your ISP do it for them, and you're paying the ISP's bill plus 20% VAT to cover the Government's costs.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    As opposed to the UK and US spooks...

    ..who monitor and record everybody's Web traffic.

  4. The Vociferous Time Waster

    Ffs

    The browser uses a cloud service to check for malware. It seems entirely reasonable for it to send URLs to the cloud for checking. Just because it's China doesn't mean it's the secret police. More investigation needed rather than scaremonger churnalism.

    1. Vociferous

      Re: Ffs

      Of course it's secret police.

      1. Trigonoceps occipitalis

        Re: Ffs

        If they're secret, how do you know they exist?

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