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Ulaa, The Privacy-Centered Web Browser Unveiled in Kenya by Indian Tech Company Zoho

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Global technology company Zoho has unveiled a privacy-centered app called Ulaa that will help users secure their personal data.

Among other integrations, Ulaa is integrated with Zoho’s SSO authentication system that enables users to securely sign in to any Zoho application seamlessly without having to sign in manually every single time. Also, all of Ulaa’s browser modes are integrated with Zia — the AI-powered unified search system for Zoho apps.

The browser universally blocks tracking and website surveillance, helping users stay anonymous.

According to Norton, 85 percent of global adults want to do more to protect their online privacy, with two-thirds of global consumers feeling that tech companies have too much control over their data.

“With Ulaa, users don’t have to compromise their privacy to browse the web, which unfortunately has become a surveillance minefield. Zoho’s commitment to privacy and a privacy-centric business model allows us to offer a conflict-free, privacy-centric browser,” said Zoho Kenya Country Head Veerakumar Natarajan.

The company said, “DNS Prefetching is prohibited in Ulaa, so data cannot be cached, nor can motion sensors to track mouse movement and clicks. Ad and data tracking blockers in Ulaa prevent unauthorised push notifications, pop-ups, and time tracking.”

Ulaa also disables the API which enables the websites to connect and communicate with the devices that are connected to the computer or wifi network.

It’s also integrated with apps that boost productivity, including Zia Search for existing users, and Zoho Notebook, a dedicated note-taking space that works across all tabs.

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Ulaa includes Zoho Annotator, a new, free extension that enables annotations directly to web pages and images. All Chrome browser extensions are compatible with Ulaa, and can be directly installed from the Chrome Webstore, said the company.

The newly-launched web browser’s name originates from the Tamil language and connotes the beginning of a journey into a secured browsing experience.

Ulaa was developed to protect against tracking and surveillance and is rooted in three main areas: privacy, productivity, and user mode.

Samuel Musila
Samuel Musila
Passionate Software Developer and Tech content creator From Nairobi, Kenya

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