Andrew Hilts is a Senior Researcher and Developer at the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs. His research and software development focuses on empowering citizens to exercise their digital rights online.
UC Browser is the most popular mobile web browser in China and India, boasting over 500 million users. This report provides a detailed analysis of how UC Browser manages and transmits user data, particularly private data, during its operation. Our research was prompted by revelations in a document leaked by Edward Snowden on which the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) was preparing a story.