Baidu Browser

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Initial releaseJuly 2011 [1]
Operating systemWindows

Baidu Browser (Chinese: 百度浏览器 ) is a discontinued[2] WebKit and Trident web browser[3] developed by Baidu for Personal Computers and mobile phones. The Windows version of Baidu Browser contains a feature for proxy requests to certain websites, which permits access to some websites that are normally blocked in China, it also leaks search terms, hard drive serial number, network MAC address, as well as the title of all visited webpages. GPU model number is also transmitted. It had a built in adblocker, torrent and video downloader.[4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14] It was deprecated in April 2019.[15]

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