DuckDuckGo App Tracking Protection for Android users

The site s DuckDuckGo has added one more way to prevent more of your data from going to advertisers, by opening Application Tracking Protection for Android () for beta testing.

Η DuckDuckGo πρόσθεσε το App Protection σαν το App Tracking Transparency της Apple για συσκευές iOS, αλλά σύμφωνα με την is "even more powerful". Activating the service in the DuckDuckGo Android app (can be done from the “More DuckDuckGo” section) installs a local VPN service on your phone, which automatically starts blocking trackers that are on DDG's public block list. The company says this happens "without sending data from the app to DuckDuckGo or other remote servers."

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Η Google έδωσε πρόσφατα στους χρήστες του Android ορισμένα εργαλεία για την αποτροπή της ανεπιθύμητης παρακολούθησης, όπως την έγκριση παρακολούθησης app-by-app and a limited opt-out from native ad tracking.

Apple's App Tracking Transparency asks if users want to block apps from accessing the Identifier for Advertisers (IDFA), the ad identifier that identifies a user, but apps can still use larger tracking networks that easily profile users. users.

Allison Goodman, senior communications manager at DuckDuckGo, told Ars Technica that App Tracking Protection needs permission from the Android VPN to be able to monitor network traffic.

When it recognizes a tracker from its block list, it “looks at the destination domain for any outgoing requests and blocks them if they are on the block list.”

Goodman added that "much of the data collected by trackers is not controlled by Android," making App Tracking Protection a complementary app.

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