Yesterday, during this year’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple shared new privacy rules within Safari that aim to protect user’s identifies and information as they browse the web.
Ad Industry Executive Says Google and Facebook are in a ‘Precarious Place’ With Safari’s New Privacy Rules
Exploits on macOS are patched pretty quickly, although it doesn’t stop new bugs and glitches from being spotted. Developer Samuel Groß managed to reveal an exploit on macOS that allowed Safari to get control of the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro.
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.