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Halal Internet? Islamic Browser Promises Better Web Experience

  • SalamWeb targets 10 percent of global Muslim population
  • Mobile browser lets users filter out inappropriate content
SalamWeb mobile browser
SalamWeb mobile browserPhotographer: Justin Chin/Bloomberg

A Malaysian startup is betting that there’s plenty of pent-up demand for a new browser that’s compliant with Islamic values, at a time of mounting concerns over privacy, bias and online abuse over the internet.

SalamWeb, a mobile and desktop browser, is designed to deliver a Muslim-friendly web experience. The app, which includes messaging, news and other features, has users from mainly Malaysia and Indonesia, according to Hasni Zarina Mohamed Khan, managing director at Salam Web Technologies MY Sdn.