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Baidu web browsers leaked sensitive information, researchers say

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    Two web browsers developed by Chinese search giant Baidu have been insecurely transmitting sensitive data across the Internet, putting users' privacy at risk, according to a new study.

    Baidu responded by releasing software fixes, but researchers say not all the issues have been resolved.

    The study was published Tuesday by Citizen Lab, a research group that's part of the University of Toronto.

    It focused on the Windows and Android versions of Baidu's browser, which are free products. It also found that sensitive data was leaked by thousands of apps that use a Baidu SDK (software development kit).

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