Apple Launches New Feature To Hide IP Addresses Of Users On Safari, Mail

Tajammul Pangarkar
Tajammul Pangarkar

Updated · Jun 16, 2021

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Tech giant Apple has ramped up its privacy-focused approach. The company said it wants to take privacy to another level. It has now decided to hide IP tracking on Safari and Mail. Apple said that it has launched a new feature that will hide the IP addresses of users. The feature is called App Tracking Transparency. The company claimed that the new feature will hide IP addresses automatically in Safari. Safari is Apple’s web browser. The feature hides the IP addresses by default. Apple said that the Mail app will also hide IP addresses. The company said that the feature will give more control to users. Users can monitor what their apps are doing with data.

Apple also announced not to allow third parties from snooping on Mail users. It will help users to block senders from knowing when users open an email. This will prevent linking it to other activities online and know their location as well. The company will launch an App Privacy Report. It will soon be made live in the Settings. The report will provide users an outlook of privacy issues related to apps installed in Apple products. It will tell users how apps use the contacts of users, location, microphone, or other data. The company has launched App Tracking Transparency. It was rolled out in iOS 14.5. The company is pushing for broadening the privacy policy.

The report will also tell users that how often the apps used past permission to access data like contacts, photos, location, and camera among others. Users can also see with whom apps have shared their data. They can take action accordingly by going to Settings. The latest decisions are part of Apple’s commitment to privacy and bring a change in the industry by new features. Notably, all the apps seek users’ nods before using their data. Apple said that user privacy is at the center of the company’s policy. It brings new updates regularly to provide more control to users. The latest updates seek to provide more control to users than ever before.

Tajammul Pangarkar

Tajammul Pangarkar

Tajammul Pangarkar is a CMO at Prudour Pvt Ltd. Tajammul longstanding experience in the fields of mobile technology and industry research is often reflected in his insightful body of work. His interest lies in understanding tech trends, dissecting mobile applications, and raising general awareness of technical know-how. He frequently contributes to numerous industry-specific magazines and forums. When he’s not ruminating about various happenings in the tech world, he can usually be found indulging in his next favorite interest - table tennis.