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Topic: Safari

Full third-party cookie blocking comes to Safari two years ahead of Chrome

03/24/2020, 03:03 pm

Along with iOS 13.4, Safari was updated with improved Intelligent Tracking Prevention to include full third-party cookie blocking and other privacy features.

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Safari to reject HTTPS certificates with over thirteen months validity

02/24/2020, 11:02 am

Apple places a hard cap of 398 days on certificate validity lengths, hoping to bolster safer, more secure browsing.

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Apple considering allowing third-party apps to replace defaults on iOS, HomePod

02/20/2020, 07:02 am

The HomePod may be opened up to third-party music services, and Apple may also allow iOS users to permanently swap the default email and browser apps for alternatives.

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iCloud.com update adds native mobile browser support for Android and iOS

02/04/2020, 10:02 am

The iCloud.com website now works natively on mobile browsers for both iOS and Android, giving users access to some of iCloud's most popular features to Android devices such as Find iPhone via a mobile-friendly interface.

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Adobe Flash disabled in latest Safari Technology Preview

01/22/2020, 09:01 pm

Presaging what will be the final nail in the coffin for Adobe Flash on Safari, Apple on Wednesday disabled support for the much-maligned multimedia plug-in in the latest version of Safari Technology Preview.

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Apple's Intelligent Tracking Protection can be exploited to track Safari users, says Google

01/22/2020, 02:01 pm

Apple's enhanced privacy tools in Safari to prevent tracking can be used to continue tracking users, Google researchers intend to reveal in a paper, with a total of five different attack vectors identified in Apple's Intelligent Tracking Prevention system.

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Apple's Safari ad tracking prevention tech 'stunningly effective,' says industry executives

12/09/2019, 06:12 pm

Apple's attempts to shield Safari users on iOS and Mac from privacy-infringing ad tracking technology has been "stunningly effective," according to ad executives, some of whom say features like Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) have severely impacted income.

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DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials extension returns to Safari

11/07/2019, 09:11 am

The privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo has relaunched its Privacy Essentials extension for Safari on macOS Catalina, with the add-on revived for Safari 13 after it was removed from distribution for Safari 12.

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Apple clarifies Safari Safe Browsing feature following Tencent data reports [u]

10/14/2019, 08:10 am

Following a report alleging that Safari was sending URLs to China, Apple has clarified that this is not the case and has detailed how the Safe Browsing feature works.

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Class-action lawsuit claiming Google tracked UK iPhone users revived

10/02/2019, 07:10 am

An attempted billion-pound class-action lawsuit against Google, alleging the search giant has been tracking iPhone users, has been revived by the United Kingdom Court of Appeal, which has allowed the case to proceed through the UK courts.

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How to watch today's new iPhone event live

09/09/2019, 08:09 am

Wherever you are, and whatever devices you've got with you, you'll be able to watch Apple unveil the new 2019 iPhones live. Here's how.

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Apple, Google, Mozilla take steps to block Kazakhstan government surveillance

08/21/2019, 09:08 am

Following moves by Google and Mozilla to block a Kazakhstan government-mandated certificate that facilitated state-sponsored internet surveillance, Apple has done the same in Safari.

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Hands on: Microsoft Edge browser beta for Mac gains Collections research tool

08/20/2019, 02:08 pm

It's very early days for the promised Collections tool for gathering and managing research, but what's working is promising. The whole browser is feeling faster, too, which may help make it a strong Safari rival.

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How to fix Apple's App Store bug about 'accepting' apps before an update

07/29/2019, 03:07 pm

If your Mac won't let you update one of Apple's apps until you click on 'Accept,' here's what to do when there is no such button.

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Apple restricts online Apple Store access to newer versions of Safari and macOS

06/14/2019, 07:06 pm

In a move presumably designed to protect customers from potential online threats, Apple recently changed access requirements of its online store to restrict compatibility to more current versions of macOS and Safari.

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Dashboard has been permanently pulled from macOS Catalina

06/13/2019, 09:06 am

Apple is scrubbing references to Dashboard from WebKit, the engine underlying Safari, hammering a final nail in the coffin for the feature ahead of this fall's macOS Catalina.

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Tips: How to watch Apple's WWDC 2019 keynote on iOS, Mac, Apple TV, or Windows

05/31/2019, 11:05 am

It's Apple's biggest event of the year and, as ever, Tim Cook's opening presentation is going to be streamed live. Here's how to watch as the new versions of iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS are shown for the first time.

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Apple adding privacy-centric ad click attribution tech to Safari & WebKit

05/22/2019, 10:05 am

Apple has introduced a new privacy technology it is including in WebKit, the browser rendering engine used by Safari, one that enables online advertising to allow attribution for clicks to be passed along to marketers, but while at the same time preventing the user from being identified or profiled.

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Comparing the Microsoft Edge browser for Mac vs. Apple's Safari, Google's Chrome, and Mozilla's Firefox

05/08/2019, 11:05 am

There are solid features in Microsoft's new Mac browser - and significant ones still to come - but for Edge to be a compelling browser for Apple users, it's got to offer you more than you're getting with Apple's own Safari.

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Teenage shaving queries used to promote Safari privacy in latest iPhone privacy ad

03/28/2019, 01:03 pm

Apple is continuing its "Privacy. That's iPhone" marketing campaign by publishing a new video to its YouTube channel, highlighting the anti-tracking measures of Safari to prevent advertisers from knowing what users are searching for online.

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