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Apple iOS 14.5 will hide Safari users' IP addresses from Google's Safe Browsing

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Re: Apple getting your data

This. I read it the same way but apparently it is passing over most people's heads.

On Wednesday, Maciej Stachowiak, head of WebKit engineering at Apple, confirmed the change via Twitter, stating that "in the new iOS beta, Safari does indeed PROXY the service via Apple servers to limit the risk of information leak." (emphasis mine)

It didn't say "replace [with pseudo]", it said "proxy the service via Apple servers". It's there in black and white.

Google doesn't get your info. But Apple sure does. Even whilst not using an Apple browser.

Read your fine print carefully, boys.

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