Dolphin Zero looks to become Snapchat for browsing
Afraid of who’s looking through your search history?
You’re not alone, as privacy issues weigh heavily on smartphone users throughout the world who are now looking for alternative ways to browse the Internet without being stalked by ads, the NSA, or even worse, nosy relatives.
That’s why Dolphin released the new Dolphin Zero Android browser today, promising to let anyone browse the Internet securely, automatically deleting browsing history, cache, and cookies.
“The easiest way to explain Dolphin Zero is Snapchat for browsing,” says Edith Yeung, Vice President of International Business Development at Dolphin. “The whole reason we decided to build this brand new product is because of all the concern lately over data privacy. Users really want a brand new experience.
“Funny thing is, one of our users who we’ve been getting feedback from is a younger kid who tells us that his mom basically wants to look through everything that he has browsed, so he is always really conscious of deleting everything after he looks at something online. So when we designed and built this product, everything you look at, everything you browse, any type of history or form data, when you’re done, we literally have a paper shredder so you visually see and know that we’re shredding all of your data. We want to give people the confidence level that they’re safe with us.
“We’re also partnering with DuckDuckGo to be Dolphin Zero’s default search engine, as they have been the most vocal and aggressive about giving users that private search experience.”
Dolphin Zero even features Do Not Track support, actively going out of the way to never collect, store or share information such as passwords, form data, cached data and files, user address books, and location information. And since nothing is being stored or cached, one side benefit is increased browsing speed to go along with all of the increased privacy.
“It sounds really weird, but this one uncle of mine, he’s in his 50s, but his wife would try to sneak at night to see what he was browsing and who he was messaging,” says Yeung, “so it’s not just for young people. This whole idea of ephemeral data, only keeping the data for a short period of time, is such a great concept, especially for mobile these days. People are very sensitive about their data and who is able to see it.
“We want to take a step to not just do what Incognito or Firefox offers, because we really just don’t think it’s enough. We’re not focused on adding just one feature, we think your entire experience should be about privacy. The users that have seen Dolphin Zero so far have been really, really passionate about it.”