Epic is a privacy-centric web browser developed by Hidden Reflex and based on Chromium source code. It is the first web browser from India.
Epic was released on August 29, 2013 and focused on protecting users’ privacy online. First released on 15 July 2010, Epic Browser is originally based on Google Chrome and is customized to the taste of Indian users.The browser had several pre-installed widgets such as social networking, chat clients and email facilities integrated into the browser.
Epic’s default configuration takes a proactive approach to ensuring that session data (such as cookies, history, and cache) are removed when the browser is exited. The browser also includes a proxy service that can be enabled at the user’s discretion, and is automatically enabled when using a search engine. Other features, such as preferring SSL connections and always sending a Do Not Track header, promote a heightened state of privacy in comparison to some other browsers.
Supplementary services found in the Chromium browser that send data to external servers, such as address bar suggestion and installation tracking, are removed in Epic to reduce the scope of potential data leakage.