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Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Internet toxicity got you down? Halal browser SalamWeb is here to help.

Internet toxicity got you down? Halal browser SalamWeb is here to help. A Malaysian startup promising to deliver a “Muslim-friendly” web experience wants “to make the internet a better place,” Bloomberg says. SalamWeb hopes to capture 10% of the global Muslim population of 1.8 bn as users — although managing director Hasni Zarina stresses that “it can be used by anyone.” Built upon open-source Chromium software (à la Google Chrome), SalamWeb offers messaging, news, and other features, and has content filters that mark web pages as appropriate, neutral, or inappropriate, as well as indicating prayer times and the Qibla direction.

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