Apple updates Safari’s anti-tracking tech with full third-party cookie blocking

Apple updates Safari’s anti-tracking tech with full third-party cookie blocking

Apple on Tuesday released a major update to its Safari Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP), the privacy feature that allows the company’s web browser to block cookies and prevent advertisers from snooping on your web habits.

A new report shows the most popular web browsers in the world are sending companies your history or personal data. Here’s how each browser’s privacy stacks up.

A new report shows the most popular web browsers in the world are sending companies your history or personal data. Here’s how each browser’s privacy stacks up.

Chrome, Firefox, and Safari were each ranked in the second-lowest privacy tier, while Microsoft Edge and Yandex were ranked as „least private.“ „For users of Edge and Yandex … my advice would be to change browser,“ the study’s author told Business Insider.

Tourists’ safari selfies get lots of likes ... from poachers

Tourists’ safari selfies get lots of likes ... from poachers

Safari tourists bragging on social media about rare sightings of endangered animals in the Kruger National Park are unwittingly leading poachers to the rhinos and elephants that are under threat.

Apple’s Safari privacy features are driving down prices for advertisers at the cost of accuracy

Apple’s Safari privacy features are driving down prices for advertisers at the cost of accuracy

Check out our exclusive stories , reviews , how-tos , and subscribe to our YouTube channel .In the two years since Apple released Safari’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature that keeps websites from tracking users around the web, it looks to have almost totally eliminated the ability for advertisers to market to specific demographics.

Chinese Hackers Break Into Chrome, Safari, Edge; Reveal Browsers' Vulnerabilities

Chinese Hackers Break Into Chrome, Safari, Edge; Reveal Browsers' Vulnerabilities

Organizers plan to submit a report of all bugs uncovered during the event to all vendors when the competition concludes, says ZDNet. This is literally just, like, a hundred Chinese security researchers testing their 0days in competition against modern software targets.

China wildlife park sued for forcing visitors to submit to facial recognition scan

China wildlife park sued for forcing visitors to submit to facial recognition scan

A Chinese wildlife park has sparked outcry after making visitors submit to facial recognition scanning, with one law professor taking it to court.Professor Guo Bing is taking action against Hangzhou safari park, after it replaced its existing fingerprinting system with the new technology.

Safari in iOS sends some Safe Browsing data to Tencent

Safari in iOS sends some Safe Browsing data to Tencent

Update 10/14/19 2:37AM ET: We should clarify that Apple integrated Tencent Safe Browsing into Safari for China users after the WWDC 2017 announcement, and now, it appears that this is being rolled out to non-China devices as well.

Apple to Advertisers: Follow Safari Web-Tracking Rules or Else

Apple to Advertisers: Follow Safari Web-Tracking Rules or Else

Two years ago, Apple took a harder line against web trackers by adding a privacy capability in Safari designed to prevent "cross-site" tracking, which is used across the ad industry to learn what sites your computer is visiting.

Apple: break Safari's anti-tracking rules and we'll treat you like malware

Apple: break Safari's anti-tracking rules and we'll treat you like malware

Apple on Wednesday published a policy governing how its Safari browser will block advertisers and websites from tracking you online -- and it's got strong words for anyone who tries to thwart its approach.

How to configure Safari in iOS

How to configure Safari in iOS

We have written a user-friendly and privacy focused guide, to teach you how to configure Safari in iOS.This is more like a cheat sheet, we didn't want to bore you with technical jargon.

Major Browsers to Prevent Disabling of Click Tracking Privacy Risk

Major Browsers to Prevent Disabling of Click Tracking Privacy Risk

A HTML standard called hyperlink auditing that allows sites to track link clicks is enabled by default on Safari, Chrome, Opera, and Microsoft Edge, but will soon have no way to disable it.

The ultimate guide to DuckDuckGo

The ultimate guide to DuckDuckGo

Once you have it set as your default search engine, you’ll be able to use the URL bar in Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and others to search DuckDuckGo directly, just like you were with the (probably) default Google search engine.

Apple Is Removing 'Do Not Track' From Safari

Apple Is Removing 'Do Not Track' From Safari

Advertisement For that story, we asked all the browser-providing companies why they still had the option, given that it could mislead users into thinking it was actually protecting their privacy.

‘Google You Owe Us’ claimants aren’t giving up on UK Safari workaround suit

‘Google You Owe Us’ claimants aren’t giving up on UK Safari workaround suit

Lawyers behind a UK class-action style compensation litigation against Google for privacy violations have filed an application requesting permission to appeal against a recent High Court ruling blocking the proceeding.

Apple's latest anti-tracking feature in Safari takes toll on digital advertising

Apple's latest anti-tracking feature in Safari takes toll on digital advertising

The anti-tracking feature embedded in the newest version of Apple's Safari browser is causing pain among marketers, making it harder to calculate the return-on-investment for digital ads, industry experts say. "ITP 2 will have a huge impact on attribution when a user is exposed to an online ad while using a Safari browser," Harris says.

Google Chrome’s Users Take a Back Seat to Its Bottom Line

Google Chrome’s Users Take a Back Seat to Its Bottom Line

Browser Market share (desktop) Tracking protection Chrome 68% None Firefox 11% On by default in Private Browsing Internet Explorer 7% Off by default Safari 6% On by default Edge 4% None Opera 2% Off by default

Facebook to release first-party cookie option for ads, pull web analytics from Safari

Facebook to release first-party cookie option for ads, pull web analytics from Safari

The company is releasing a new first-party cookie option for advertisers, publishers, and developers to measure and optimize Facebook ads and capture analytics data from browsers that block third-party cookies — namely Apple’s Safari and soon Mozilla’s Firefox.

Google to Pay Apple $12B to Remain Safari's Default Search: Report

Google to Pay Apple $12B to Remain Safari's Default Search: Report

Google will reportedly pay Apple $9 billion in 2018 and $12 billion in 2019 to remain as Safari’s default search engine, according to Business Insider. Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi additionally revealed in 2017 that Google previously paid Apple an estimated $3 billion.

Spyware in browser extensions — it’s worse than you think

Spyware in browser extensions — it’s worse than you think

54.86.66.252 - - [19/Aug/2018:20:37:26 +0200] "GET /clearly-this-is-a-honeypot-for-big-star-labs/ HTTP/1.1" 200 257 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_10_1) AppleWebKit/600.1.25 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/8.0 Safari/600.1.25" 54.86.66.252 - - [19/Aug/2018:20:37:26 +0200] "GET /clearly-this-is-a-honeypot-for-big-star-labs/ HTTP/1.1" 200 257 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_10_1) AppleWebKit/600.1.25 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/8.0 Safari/600.1.25"