A lawsuit has been filed in the London High Court against Google for allegedly tracking Safari users by exploiting a loophole in the browser. Safari blocks all cookies by default. However, Google managed to circumvent Safari and make it seem like an invisible form was filled, allowing the browser to store the cookies on a user’s iPhone. This appears to be in violation of the U.K. Data Protection Act.
Autoplay videos are everywhere on the internet. It can either be a video on the top of the news article you’re trying to read or it can be an advertiser that’s decided to hijack your attention. You can try muting the tab but that’s a temporary solution. There’s a brand new feature in Safari 11 on macOS High Sierra (and Sierra) that’s designed to help you automatically block autoplaying videos on the web.
macOS High Sierra is an incremental upgrade, at best. The climb from Sierra to High Sierra is a scenic one but it brings but a handful of little features to this update. High Sierra is more about the behind-the-scenes changes and stability improvements (which might be reason enough to upgrade for some).
Safari’s update for iOS 11 is filled with technology updates that mostly work behind the scenes. The Cross Site Tracking prevention feature, for example, will automatically block trackers for you.
Earlier this year, Apple announced new measures that its web browser, Safari, would go to help protect a user’s browsing history and information.
Ad Companies Talk About How the New Safari Update Could Affect the ‘Infrastructure of the Modern Internet’
Apple is bringing some Safari related changes with macOS High Sierra and iOS 11, set to be released on Sep 19 and 25 respectively. Ad companies, however, aren’t too pleased with some of the new additions made with the update, particularly the Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature.
Safari gets quite an upgrade in iOS 11. There are visual changes, new useful features for reading articles and underlying technology changes. Here’s how you can use all the new features in Safari in iOS 11.
Safari’s built-in Reader View is one of the best ways to read on the web. Just like Pocket, it does a really good job of stripping a website of all the formatting and presents you with only the important parts – text and images. Reader View’s design in iOS 11 is even better. On the iPad Pro, in San Francisco font, it’s just gorgeous.
AMP or Accelerated Mobile Pages is open source publishing platform by Google aimed at reducing browsing speeds and improving page scrolling by cutting down advertising and some other parts of a standard URL. Naturally, this has come under severe scrutiny from developers and website owners as it completely erases the original URL when shared. Apple, however, has a workaround for this with iOS 11. Federico Viticci from MacStories discovered that Safari on iOS 11 beta converts AMP links to standard URLs when copied to clipboard or shared around.
Navigating the web via mobile Safari is usually a hassle-free experience, but for those who may take some exception to the way scrolling behaves, there are some changes being made to a future version of the app that may help with that.