Chinese browser, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s website all dare to block directly. Even the Great Firewall didn’t do anything, but you guys actually did it, which is really admirable!
My English is not good, this is a Chinese translation, there may be many errors, if you can understand Chinese, please read the Chinese version: 牛逼的中国浏览器，美国商务部的网站都敢屏蔽
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s website for the policy: “Commerce Department Prohibits WeChat and TikTok Transactions to Protect the National Security of the United States“. It was such an incident that I stumbled upon something strange. I really want to marvel at the fact that Chinese Internet companies are really capable of doing anything, and they really have no bottom line at all.
I opened the URL in a different browser, operating on a Windows 10 device, and all of them were tested without going over the wall. These browsers wind is: Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Brave, 360 speed browser, Sogou high-speed browser, QQ browser, cheetah browser. Also need to explain the U.S. Department of Commerce website: https://www.commerce.gov/ is not blocked by the Chinese network firewall, in mainland China is normal open access. The following are the test results of my access to the report through the above browser.
Chrome Browser: Can open and browse the site normally
Microsoft Edge浏览器: Can open and browse the site normally
Brave浏览器:Can open and browse the site normally
360 Browser: As you can see below, the browser is powered by the Chrome kernel and does not open properly. And I went to test in normal browsing mode and seamless browsing mode respectively, and got the same result. I’ve taken two pictures below, you can take a look. This means that 360’s website monitoring function is working, whether it is normal browsing or traceless browsing. So this traceless is actually a fake feature. Of course, in order to give the user an illusion, the browser will not save the browsing history locally when using seamless browsing, so the user will think that the official 360 background is not saved, but in fact, you can see from this small case that this is not the case.
Above: Screenshot of 360 browser testing in normal mode.
Above: Screenshot of 360 browser testing in seamless mode
Sougou Browser: As you can see below, Sogou browser and 360 are really a raccoon, all of its situation and 360 speedy browser is exactly the same, repeat words I will not say more.
I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to do that, but I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to do that, and I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to do that. “Sogou User Interaction Center”. I haven’t studied these two processes in detail, but from their literal meaning, I can deduce that they have the following functions: 1) monitor which applications are installed on the device; 2) monitor the running state of the software (on/off). I’m not going to tell you whether it monitors traffic or not, but these two functions are scary enough. If your device has a VPN or other wall-mounting tool installed, do you think Sogou will not know?
Above: Sogou browser normal mode test screenshots
Above: Screenshot of Sogou browser testing in seamless mode
Above: Sogou browser closed, screenshot of the system entry manager
QQ Browser: As shown in the figure below, the Tencent is the object of the blow, it can not be said to block the site should be, but compared to several other browsers, at least within reason. At the same time tested in WeChat to send the URL to other people, click on the URL to open the same as the following third attached figure, was blocked. The last thing I want to point out is that when I close the QQ Browser normally, there are always three “QQ Browser” processes in the system, and the second one takes up 51.7% of the CPU, so I don’t know what it is doing.
Above: Screenshot of QQ browser testing in normal mode
Above: Screenshot of QQ browser testing in seamless mode.
ABOVE: Screenshot of U.S. Department of Commerce website not opening in WeChat
Above: Screenshot of System Approach Manager when QQ browser is closed.
Liebao Browser: As you can see below, Cheetah Browser is able to open normally. Although Cheetah Browser can open normally and is performing well in this case, it does not mean that the browser is safe. I don’t recommend using it, the overseas version of CM Browser was previously banned by the Indian government. When I close Cheetah Browser, the process bar “Cheetah Security Browser Security Defense Module (Cheetah Security Center)” keeps appearing in my system processes, which is a scary name for it, as if it’s in charge of everything. I’ve closed it, but it still won’t go away.
Above: Screenshot of Liebao Browser testing in normal mode
Above: Liebao Browser closed, screenshot from System Approach Manager
With this above incident, I hope you can understand. Many software service providers in China can really do whatever they can to mine and steal private user data. In this case you can even see that as a browser, they can actually dictate what users should and shouldn’t see! How ridiculous is this, do we as users ourselves not have the ability to separate and need you to labor over such things? We’re not kindergarteners.
Here’s a call to action:raise awareness about protecting your privacy and do your best to protect what little privacy you have, even in a very hostile environment. You may not have been aware of this before, but it’s not too late to start now, and if you start now, then your future private data will be better protected.
Please reprint and spread this article so that more people can see it and stay away from unscrupulous browsers.