New syariah-compliant Web browser launched in Malaysia helps to 'maintain purity' of users

A screengrab of the syariah-compliant Web browser, Salam Browser, launched in Malaysia. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM SALAM BROWSER

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A new syariah-compliant Web browser has been launched in Malaysia, and aims to help users adhere to Islamic principles (adab) while surfing the Internet.

The free-to-download Salam Browser is hoping to keep the minds and hearts of its users "clean and focused" while it also "enables Web browsing that helps maintain purity of your heart and benefits your values".

According to developer SBRO Online Safety Solutions, the browser will help users "eliminate adult and violent content in image and video search results".

"Salam alerts on >1.4m webpages with pornography, gambling, offence to religion and other harmful content," said the company on the browser's webpage.

Users will also be able to submit "undetected harmful webpages" to be blacklisted.

The browser is also able to prevent privacy invasion through the built-in VPN services, which also hides the location of its users and "blocks tracking of your online activity to secure your personal data from abuse".

The browser is built upon the Chromium project and is currently in its Beta stage. It is free to download from the website.

Chromium is a completely open-source browser project from which Google Chrome draws its source code.

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