Apple Says the Websites You Visit on an iPhone Aren’t Sent to China
Apple has issued a public statement to explain how its Fraudulent Website Warning system works in Safari, emphasizing that despite partnering with Chinese company Tencent on making this feature more accurate, the websites you visit aren’t exposed.
Earlier this week, it was discovered that Safari for iOS can send browsing data to Google and Tencent to power a feature called Fraudulent Website Warning.
This particular tool works by analyzing the websites you load in the browser, and then using information from the two companies, determines whether they are dangerous or not. Safari can then show a warning to make users aware of the risks of continuing to the site.
Given Tencent has often been linked to the Chinese government, privacy advocates raised concerns regarding the transfer of browsing data on iPhone and iPad to the company.