Dolphin on Wednesday announced a new browser application for Android, which aims to protect the user’s privacy while browsing the web, essentially becoming a “Snapchat of browsing.” Called Dolphin Zero, this first ephemeral mobile browser will automatically delete personal data on the mobile device when exiting the application, including browsing history, cache, passwords, cookies and anything else saved on the device, preventing advertisers from tracking users in the process.
“With web security being such a salient issue right now, people are feeling less and less confident that companies are respecting user privacy,” Dolphin’s vice president Edith Yeung said. “Even though it’s impossible to go completely untracked on the mobile web, we have done everything to make a new product that goes beyond anything that you will find in the market right now. With Dolphin Zero, we do everything in our power to make the browsing experience your own.”
The company says that Dolphin Zero is “actively going out of the way to never collect, store or share any of the information” including form data, browser history, passwords, cached data and files, favicons, input data, user address book, cookies and location information. Additionally, Dolphin has partnered up with DuckDuckGo, which is the default search engine on the browser, and includes Do Not Track support.
In addition to Dolphin Zero, a different Android app has been recently updated with features that prevent advertisers from tracking mobile devices users, AVG’s PrivacyFix.
The Dolphin Zero browser is available as a free download from the Google Play Store, and will work on devices running Android 2.2 or later.
Announcing Dolphin Zero, The First Ephemeral Mobile Browser
The “Snapchat of Browsing” Makes Surfing the Mobile Web The Most Private Experience Available
SAN FRANCISCO – December 18, 2013 — As consumers become increasingly concerned with being tracked online by advertising companies and web publishers, one of the world’s leading third-party browsers, Dolphin, today released a new product that lets anyone browse the internet securely. Dolphin Zero, a streamlined mobile browser for Android, brings peace of mind to smartphone users who wish to keep their personal information as safe as possible, by automatically deleting data including browsing history, cache, passwords and cookies that are otherwise saved on the device
The prevalence of so-called “ephemeral” messaging services, like Snapchat, points to consumers’ increasing desire for privacy on the web. However, many browsers are compromising privacy in exchange for information used for targeted advertising – most of which is gained without appropriate consent from a user, even in private browsing modes.
Dolphin Zero on the other hand, is a streamlined version of its award-winning browser that gives the users complete control over the information they are browsing. The stripped-down feature set and single-screen capability maximizes the browser’s ability to protect users’ privacy by automatically deleting any information and data when the user exits the browser. Dolphin has partnered with other companies devoted to privacy – DuckDuckGo as the default search engine, for example – to make sure any integrated services comply with Dolphin’s mission of offering an ephemeral experience.
Download the Android app today on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dolphin.browser.zero
“We are excited to be the default search engine in Dolphin Zero,” said Gabriel Weinberg, CEO and founder of DuckDuckGo. “It is encouraging to see companies like Dolphin making privacy a primary focus, and I’m glad DuckDuckGo can be a part of it”.
Unlike traditional private browsing modes, Dolphin has gone one step further and developed an entirely new product dedicated to privacy. Dolphin Zero goes the extra mile by including Do Not Track support, and actively going out of the way to never collect, store or share any of the information, such as:
● Form Data
● Browser History
● Cached Data and Files
● Input Data
● User Address Book
● Location Information
“With web security being such a salient issue right now, people are feeling less and less confident that companies are respecting user privacy,” said Dolphin’s VP Edith Yeung. “Even though it’s impossible to go completely untracked on the mobile web, we have done everything to make a new product that goes beyond anything that you will find in the market right now. With Dolphin Zero, we do everything in our power to make the browsing experience your own.
To download the Dolphin Zero app for Android from Google Play, please visit: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dolphin.browser.zero
Dolphin is the most popular third-party browser on Android and iOS and only gesture and voice enabled browser available today. Developed by MoboTap, a mobile technology company committed to improving the way people experience the mobile web through their smartphone devices, Dolphin has been downloaded over 80 million times across Android and iOS phones and tablets. MoboTap is led by an international team of proven engineers and entrepreneurs and backed by leading venture capitalist firm Sequoia Capital, Matrix Partners and Qualcomm.