Dolphin mobile browser does not pose any threat to users’ privacy, its developers have said dismissing reports that claimed the browser store user data on its server.
A couple of days ago, a member of XDA forum alleged that Dolphin browser’s webzine feature saves browsing history on the Dolphin servers. But the developers of Dolphin browser, in a blog posting, stated that the information that has been circulating in the market pertaining to the security issues is wrong and the dolphin browser is secure as ever posing no threat to its user’s identity.
“At Dolphin, privacy and user safety has always been (and will continue to be) our top priority. A few days ago, it was called to our attention that our newest version of Dolphin HD for Android 7.0 relays browsing information to a Webzine-specific URL. This information was never stored on our servers, and no browsing information has been captured about our users,” said Dolphin developers in the blog post.
“Webzine simply performs an ancillary check if we can view current webpage in Webzine format. It is not critical and we have temporary removed this functionality in our latest update yesterday. In terms of security, on a scale from one to ten, this is a zero. Dolphin does not store browsing history nor user personal information and we have never done so in the past,” it further added.
The Toggle webzine feature that is responsible for all this confusion has been immediately disabled on the mobile browser to avoid further confusions or issues. But as the developers feel that this feature is a relevant one for the users therefore it will be added to the browser later as an optional feature and it will be up to users to use it on their own discretion.