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Dolphin’s “ephemeral” browser automatically clears your mobile search history

Today, mobile browser company Dolphin announced its latest product, Dolphin Zero, an “ephemeral browser” that the company claims will help people browse safely via their Android(s goog) phones.

DolphinZeroLikening it to SnapChat for Web browsing, Dolphin Zero gets its ephemeral nature by automatically deleting any data and information as soon as the user exits the browser. In addition, Dolphin has partnered with privacy-minded search engine DuckDuckGo to double down on its “Do Not Track” policy.

According to the app’s press release, the browser doesn’t keep any information related to:

  • Form Data
  • Browser History
  • Passwords
  • Cached Data and Files
  • Favicons
  • Input Data
  • User Address Book
  • Cookies
  • Location Information

Bringing privacy to mobile browsing is an interesting concept, but it’s important to note that it just means the browser itself is secure. Logging into Facebook(s fb) with Dolphin Zero, for example, doesn’t keep the social network from gleaning user data from a profile, or monitoring systems from reading Gmail. But for those who are particularly concerned with keeping their mobile browsing history limited, then Dolphin Zero should provide the right kind of privacy.

Dolphin Zero is available for free today via Google Play.