Sometimes web standards are used for purposes other than those for which they were created. One example is the innocuous-seeming Battery Status API, which was intended to help users save power on their devices by allowing web sites to check a device’s battery level and switch to energy-saving mode when charge is low. Another use has been found, and it’s setting off alarm bells.
Once upon a time, we only used our mobile phones for calls and text messages. Now, of course, it’s a whole different world. We use our cellphones for social networking, catching Pokemon, listening to music and reading. The latest news reports, useful tech info and favourite bloggers’ posts are all literally right at our fingertips – we can read them on our mobile devices no matter where we are in the world. And here at Yandex, we believe a mobile browser should do everything it can to help users get the best reading experience possible.
Yandex builds personalised content recommendation technology Zen into Yandex Browser on all platforms in 24 countries and 15 languages. Based on the latest developments in artificial intelligence research, Zen recommendation technology uses the company’s vast global web index to pick stories, images, videos and other content for each individual user and offer it them right in the new tab of Yandex Browser.
Yandex kits out its browser with built-in domain name system protection technology to safeguard all users of Yandex Browser against DNS spoofing. This is the first time a browser comes with a DNS security technology on board.