Posts tagged “Baidu”

Baidu’s and Don’ts: Privacy and Security Issues in Baidu Browser

This report describes privacy and security issues with Baidu Browser, a web browser for the Windows and Android platforms. Our research shows that the application transmits personal user data to Baidu servers without encryption and with easily decryptable encryption, and is vulnerable to arbitrary code execution during software updates via man-in-the-middle attacks. Much of the data leakage is the result of a shared Baidu software development kit, which affects hundreds of additional applications.

Microsoft becomes Chinese censors’ best friend with Baidu search deal

Source: Preston Gralla, Computer World

Microsoft’s upcoming deal with Chinese search firm Baidu to have Bing power English-powered search in China may add some revenue to Microsoft’s bottom line — but it makes Microsoft a willing partner in abetting China’s strict Internet censorship. The deal is wrong and Microsoft should abandon it.

Baidu has 80% of the search engine market in China, IDG reports, and adds that “Better English-language results through Bing may boost its share even higher.”

Exact terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. But one thing is certain: Microsoft will continue to censor search results for the authoritarian regime as part of the arrangement.

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Baidu, China sued in U.S. for Internet censorship

“Eight New York residents sued Baidu Inc. (BIDU-Q130.060.590.46%) and the Chinese government on Wednesday, accusing China’s biggest search engine of conspiring with its rulers to censor pro-democracy speech.

The eight pro-democracy activists claim violations of the U.S. Constitution and, according to the plaintiffs’ lawyer, the suit is the first of its type. In an unorthodox move it names not only a company but also the Chinese government as defendants.”

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