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Posted by muschett at 2020-02-25

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Apple said it would not send users' personal web browsers to Google and Tencent. (photo = seed 4)

U.S. it media reported on the 14th (local time) that if the Internet is used on Apple computers, including the iPhone, relevant data will be immediately transmitted to Google and Tencent.

Apple stressed protecting user information in its system. It also said that it would not send the website address visited by users to other companies.

At the end of last week, through the Internet browser of MAC, iPhone and iPad in Paris, it reported that Apple would transmit part of the user information through Google and Tencent. The "fake website warning" function of Safare browser is a warning function when the user opens the browser, if the website is suspected to be a "fraudulent website".

However, for this function, Apple will use Google or Tencent to send browser information containing the user's IP address. In particular, it has been pointed out that if Apple sends this information to Tencent, it may be used for personal investigations by the Chinese government.

In fact, according to Apple's Paris and personal information protection guidelines, "before visiting the website, Safari will send the information on the website address to Google security browser and Tencent security browser to confirm whether it is a fake website. Such a secure browser provider can also record the user's IP address.

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However, apple said in a statement that it would not actually send relevant information to Google or Tencent. Instead, users use this method when they surf the Internet after they get the directory of information websites from Google and Tencent. The URL or website address the user visits is not shared with the secure browser provider.

However, apple said the Internet or IP address of a personal browser could be shared with Google or Tencent. As a result, people who are worried about protecting their personal information can disable it in the wild environment settings of the iPhone or mic.

According to C-NET, this episode reflects people's increasing attention on how it enterprises use personal information and how to transmit it.

Apple recently deleted the app "HK map, live" on the app store, which was used by the Hong Kong Protest team to keep track of the police, and was criticized by the Chinese government.