Apple’s iOS 14.5 redirects Google Safe Browsing traffic to protect privacy

Apple has confirmed that the new beta release of iOS 14 passes Google Safe Browsing requests through Apple’s own servers to prevent user data being returned to Google.

Apple released a new build of iOS 14.5 Beta 1Apple released a new build of iOS 14.5 Beta 1

Apple has previously reported that its Safari browser may use the Google Safe Browsing feature to determine if a website is fraudulent. From the forthcoming iOS 14.5 onwards, though, Apple will redirect Google Safe Browsing request through its own proxy servers, specifically to limit how much user data gets seen by Google.

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