UC Browser app vanishes from Play Store following privacy concerns

Google seems to have taken down the UC Browser application from Play Store, although UC Webs other offering the UC Browser Mini is still available for download.

The IT giant took this step shortly after the application came under the Indian governments scanner for allegedly sending data to remote servers in China. It was said that the application could access user data even after its removal from the phone. The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing in Hyderabad is investigating the matter.

UC Browser, however, is still available for download on Apple Store.

A popular mobile application in India, UC Browser has been developed by the Alibaba Group-owned UC Web. The browser is known for its data compression features, which allow users to access maximum content without having to worry about mobile data consumption. The browser is the go-to app for low-end Android phones.

Earlier this month, UC Web announced that the mobile browser has crossed 500 million

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