In fact ,qihoo 360 a company which is good at writing rogue products, it main product security guard 360 collects user's private data then transfer to their server.
before that ,it also become notorious for another rogue product cooperate with cnnic.
Also it might be difficult for websites to know when Qihoo's browsers are being used, see two sample user agent strings below.
Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/5.0; MAAU)
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/536.11 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/20.0.1132.57 Safari/536.11
A couple of slightly inaccurate points in the article: I just installed and uninstalled 360 safe browser - no option to revert to IE, so that point's not correct. The icon is much like IE, but they have their own distinctive icon for their dual core browser.
Here are the "About my browser" links:
https://aboutmybrowser.com/3787375515 (Qihoo with Chrome core)
https://aboutmybrowser.com/658681127 (Chrome dev)
Seems Qihoo are one version behind the stable version released at the end of August.
What society teaches people not to question authority? Which types of authority? There were nearly 100,000 peasant protests in China last year.
The default and innocuous -- at first glance -- nature of 360 is probably why it is doing so well.
When your doctor tells you you have <insert disease name>, do you usually question him?
I live in China and it truly is a parallel universe when it comes to computing. Local clones of everything, from iPhones to farmville. However to own an actual Apple product is a huge status symbol (iPhones, but especially iPads and Airs). The green "IE" logo is an attack vector that is completely consistent with the ersatz nature of all computing in China.
Beijing is its own bubble of course (more macs than other cities) but Im sure IE has the lead in Chinese browser market share.
the idea is that you promise to sell stocks in the company at some future time (at a price fixed now), then diss the company so that their stock drops, so that by the time you need to fulfill the contract you can buy the stock cheaper than the agreed price.
(no idea if this is true or not - had not heard of citron until this thread)
Also their product is not that bad, although not particularly innovative it's arguably better targeted at the local market in some ways.
Non-Chinese often make mistakes like these because they are extremely ignorant. Do you guys know there are a whole category of browsers called IE Shell  whish provides very rich features, even richer than Firefox/Chrome/Safari? Often they share the same or similar User-Agent with IE.
360 also makes webkit based browser
Browser markets in China is a niche, people tend to choose browsers wich opens any link in a new window/tab, also the superdrag & native mouse guesture is a killer feature. Which doesn't exist well on other browsers.