Apple Sending iPhone Browsing Data to a Chinese Company

Privacy-obsessed Apple is one again under fire after it was discovered that Safari on iOS sends browsing data to Chinese tech giant Tencent.

First of all, let’s see why the whole thing happens.

Apple’s browser is equipped with security controls to fight against malicious practices such as phishing. In Safari, the suite of tools supposed to protect users is this regard is called Fraudulent Website Warning, and in order to work correctly, it collects and sends information to Google Safe Browsing to compare links against a blacklist that could help determine if pages are safe or not.

But recently it was discovered that in addition to Google, Apple is also sending similar information to Chinese company Tencent, one of the names also linked with censorship and questionable collaboration with the Beijing government.

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