公司安全部门通知:“百度浏览器过度收集用户隐私信息,请在任何情况下都避免使用”

来源:http://www.v2ex.com/t/263898?r=flied
文中提到的国外百度安全问题技术细节:https://citizenlab.org/2016/02/privacy-security-issues-baidu-browser/

今早整个中国区收到公司总部安全部门经理的邮件,要求停止使用百度浏览器。邮件部分原文如下:
It has recently come to my attention that the Baidu Browser is collecting excessive personal information and transmitting it back to Baidu. While many browsers such as Google Chrome collect data, they generally do it anonymously or allow the user to opt-out. The Baidu Browser is different. It is collecting and transmitting the sites you visit, your search terms, and even data about your nearby wireless networks; the user has no choice to disable this.
In fact, if you're using this browser on your cellular phone, it's communicating your GPS coordinates and your IMEI (unique cellphone hardware serial number) back to Baidu.
Where possible, please avoid usage of this browser. If you wish, you may read this site for a more technical understanding.
为方便阅读,翻译如下:
我最近注意到百度浏览器在过度地收集个人信息并传送回百度。虽然像谷歌 Chrome 等很多浏览器也收集数据,但它们是以匿名地方式进行或者允许用户撤销。然而百度浏览器不一样。它会收集并传送你访问的站点、你的搜索关键字、甚至是有关你附近无线网络的数据;而且用户没有选项可以禁用这种行为。
实际上,如果你在手机上使用这个浏览器,它甚至会把你的 GPS 坐标和设备识别号传送回百度。
请在任何可能的情况下避免使用这个浏览器。如果你愿意,你也可以读一下这篇文章了解更多的技术细节。
好在百毒浏览器暂时只支持 Windows 和 Android 平台,而研发部大部分同事使用的是 Mac 。
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