Yandex’s browser enters beta, with a strong focus on privacy outside Russia

May 21, 2015


Russian Internet giant Yandex has launched the new, beta version of its Chromium-based browser first unveiled in the end of 2014. In addition to an experimental minimalist design with ‘chameleon’ title bar and tabs put at the bottom, the beta includes a bunch of neat privacy-related features for those concerned about having full control over the data they share online.

The decision to focus on privacy was made after receiving feedback on the alpha version of the browser, particularly from Germany and the U.S., Yandex spokesperson Vladimir Isaev told TNW.

“Outside our home markets of Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, and Turkey, the leaders in downloads are Germany, Vietnam, Brazil, and the US,” he added.

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