(Thanks to Justin for warning us…OK, me…about this.)
“…users of the browser…were reassured by the manufacturer that this type of content will not be transferred anywhere without their explicit consent.
“…information transmitted without the user’s knowledge between the Browser and the Maxthon server…about the user’s website browsing preferences, information about his Google searches as well as the complete list of software installed on the user’s computer…
“…the Maxthon browser is not secure.
“It is also worth emphasising that the Exatel’s SOC got in touch with the creators of the Maxthon browser, sending a detailed technical report, with a request for Maxthon to respond, either in the form of a notice sent to the users about the type of data transmitted from their browsers to the Maxthon servers in Beijing, or in the form of a Maxthon browser software patch which would enable the alarmed users to deactivate effectively the transmission of the UEIP files to their servers. This request was ignored.”
Our Promise to Users
We at Maxthon take users’ privacy and information security seriously. We keep our users’ information secure and private…
Jeff Chen (CEO of Maxthon)
11:00pm EST, July 14, 2016