Let me give you a real example about why you might not care what Maxthon does but Chinese people might.
I'm gonna quote myself to explain you exactly why I stopped expecting much from what came after that line:
You should be worried if you're a China national, or if your're traveling to China and you happen to be using that browser for your hardcore anti-commie endeavors.
At least I didn't stop at "bucko". Or "prove it or shut up", or any other of your "flammy" ways to keep a dialogue. Muricanism is killing slashdot. Real Americans talk Sense&Reason, not Redneck-Texan-Nationalist-bull. And for the sake of the conversation - I understand your ex-girl's problem completely. But this Maxthon issue has nothing to do with it or at least is not directly related enough to even apply. They collect data because everybody does it and there's monetization to be done from it, not because they are being commanded by their state to do so like it's happening in Russia. People in China unfortunately have to know better than to do any risky browsing without an overseas VPN (they shouldn't have to, but it's the way the world works now), because that's the only way they'll be safe from their own government. But not from others'.
So are you telling me Chrome/Chromium, Firefox, Safari, IE/Edge, Opera and Vivaldi won't send sensitive data to the UK or the USA? Aren't those 2 countries also know to perform indiscriminate, bulk data collections for law enforcement use, even if there's no warrant?
I doubt a Chinese citizen is gonna be using my sensitive data any different than any other countries'. You should be worried if you're a China national, or if your're traveling to China and you happen to be using that browser for your hardcore anti-commie endeavors. JUST LIKE IF TRAVELING TO THE US AND DOING STUFF THEY DON'T LIKE ON ANY BROWSER.
There is a limit to hypocrisy and bias. Stop being biased. I hate what is being done to Chinese people's liberties as much as the next guy, but who the fck cares about a detail that also happens to be true in all other instances.
Now, of course, Russia would be a whole 'nother story. They happen to be mining data like rabbits procreate. I would be worried about that. Am I also being biased now?
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