Today, the United Kingdom’s Supreme Court ruled on a lawsuit that accused Google of tracking users without their consent in the iPhone’s Safari browser. The court has restored the search giant’s appeal against this suit, thus blocking a class-action case that sought £3.2 billion (approximately $4.3 billion) as compensation from Google for millions of users affected by its tracking practices.
For a browser that’s not pre-installed on macOS, Google Chrome is pretty popular among Mac users, but it makes sense. Chrome was known in its early days for being energy-efficient, storage-friendly, and fast. Mac users even said it was far better than Safari and Firefox.
Safari browser on iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and macOS Big Sur has gained a slew of new features. According to Apple’s beta release notes, the Safari browser is all set to offer Face ID or Touch ID support on supported websites.
Apple released iOS 13.4 and macOS 10.15.4 updates earlier this week, and both the updates brought various new features and fixed a lot of bugs. However, it has also introduced a weird bug in the Safari web browser app that you should be aware of. So, what’s that bug? Well, continue reading to find out.
Apple has blocked third-party cookie tracking by introducing Intelligent Tracking Prevention in the Safari browser. Apple’s WebKit team has announced that the feature has been updated to block cookies for cross-site references on iOS, iPadOS 13.4, Safari 13.1 on macOS.
Shopping has changed a lot in the last decade or so. We take online shopping for granted and companies like Amazon make it happen. Apple’s Augmented Reality Quick Look feature on Safari lets users see augmented samples of the products they want to buy. Now Apple has decided to improvise Quick Look by adding new features.
Google researchers have unearthed multiple security flaws in Apple’s Safari’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature. Apparently the security flaws will allow users habits to be tracked despite the Intelligent tracking feature being turned on.
Apple products are known to offer superlative privacy as opposed to others. The company has resisted authorities when it comes to privacy and until now has maintained its stance on certain issues pertaining to privacy. A couple of years back, Apple introduced Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature which blocks websites from tracking users. A new report sheds light on how it has proven to be a stumbling block for advertisers.
Safari Extends Support to NFC, USB, and Lightning FIDO2-Compliant Security Keys in iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3
The latest iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 is available for both developers and public beta testers. The release notes mention that Safari will start supporting NFC, USB, and Lightning FIDO2-compliant security keys. Apparently the feature debuted on iOS 13.3 Beta 1 but was mentioned on Beta 2 release notes.
DuckDuckGo is a privacy focussed browser that aims at offering a secure browsing experience for its users. Earlier, they used to offer Safari Extension as part of its Privacy Essentials suite, however, it was removed due to changes in how Safari handled extensions.