Tuber browser launched in China

Tuber browser launched in China
A new mobile browser called Tuber has become available to Chinese residents. The main feature of the browser is that it can be used to interact with Western platforms that are blocked on the territory of the country, such as Google, YouTube or Twitter, but with restrictions.

While some journalists said that the Chinese Internet has become unprecedented open, others noticed that the new browser is not without censorship. For example, tests have shown that you can't find content related to key political figures and events on YouTube using Tuber.

In addition, the use of the app is subject to certain obligations. To start interacting with Tuber, you need to register, during which you will have to link your mobile phone number to your account. The app's terms of use state that the platform can block users ' accounts and transmit their data to "relevant authorities" if they "actively view or share" content that violates the Constitution, threatens national security and sovereignty, spreads rumors, violates public order or local laws.

Instead of blocking Western websites and tracking the illegal use of VPN services to circumvent the restrictions of the Great Chinese firewall, the authorities offered users a tool that allows them to interact with foreign platforms, but with certain restrictions. Much about the browser and the technologies it uses is still unknown. According to reports, the Chinese company Qihoo 360, which develops software solutions for cybersecurity, owns 70 % of the Tuber browser.

According to reports, the Tuber mobile browser made its debut in third-party digital content stores for Android devices a few days ago. The iOS version has not been launched yet, but it is expected to appear soon. In just two days, the Tuber app was downloaded more than 5 million times from the Huawei app store.
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