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Apple to launch new tech to check data-privacy leaks

Technology giant and global smartphone maker, Apple has said that it will automatically hide user IP addresses by default in the Safari browser

Bringing better technology to the fore with a privacy-focused approach, technology giant and global smartphone maker, Apple on Monday said it will automatically hide user IP addresses by default in Safari browser. This comes after the technology company earlier launched the App Tracking Transparency feature.

According to the tech giant, the new technology looks to give users more control over what their installed apps are doing with their data. Apple said it will also stop third parties from snooping on Mail users via tracking pixels. Mail will also hide user IP addresses by default like Safari.

Apple has also announced that it will launch an App Privacy that will be live in settings. It will provide an overview of privacy-related issues related to installed apps on tour Apple devices like “how often apps use your contacts, microphone, location, or other data and identifiers.”

Earlier Apple rolled out the App Tracking Transparency in iOS 14.5 as part of a broader privacy push. It’s a relatively simple change that requires all apps to obtain permission before they track users across other apps and websites.

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