iOS 14.5 will provide less user information to Google

What the key to iOS 14 is privacy It is undoubted, and with the arrival of its next update, iOS 14.5, there will come one that will probably not please Google. And is that although many users are unaware, until now part of the web traffic of Safari, the iOS browser, passes through Google’s servers, but this will stop happening when Apple releases the next update of the operating system for the iPhone. And yes, this change will apply to iPadOS 14.5 as well.

Safari has long offered a security feature that check if the web page the user wants to access is secure or not. If it is, this operation is transparent to the user, who accesses it normally. However, if it is a suspicious website, for example an impersonation attempt (phishing) or if it has been detected that it has a malicious element, the user is warned of this circumstance to avoid risks.

iOS 14.5 will keep, of course, this function, which actually depends on google servers, which are the ones that review the webs and warn about those that are not reliable. The novelty is that until now Safari made the query directly to Google, but from now on will interpose its own proxy server between the iOS browser and the Google servers, so that they do not receive the information about the user that the web browser always provides.

This novelty has been detected, as we see in Engadget, in the beta version of iOS 14.5 that is already available for developers and, therefore, will become available for all users who update the operating system of their iPhones and iPads. In this way, users will continue to enjoy the protection function against malicious web pages, but Google will no longer receive the information that these queries generated on Google’s servers.

This change is not the only one related to privacy that will come from the hand of iOS 14.5. The most anticipated, and undoubtedly controversial, is the one that will force apps to ask the user for permission to use the information generated by the tracking functions of other apps. This is the novelty of iOS 14.5 that has been so criticized by Facebook, and that has led to some resounding responses against the position of the social network.

Since the introduction of iOS 14 in the past WWDC, Apple already announced that the security and privacy of users would be a key factor in this new version of the operating system. We have previously seen other functions in this regard, such as information about the data used by apps, or the notification to the user each time an app accesses the clipboard. Now, with iOS 14.5, Apple’s plans for this version of its operating could be completed.


Source: MuyComputer by www.muycomputer.com.

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