Technology

Google is issuing an urgent security alert to BILLIONS of phone owners – what you need to do

GOOGLE is preparing to make it harder for websites to track people across the web by crumbling sneaky cookies.

The tech giant has been working on a new way that’s more privacy-focused for years.

Google has been trying to come up with a solution for years

2

Google has been trying to come up with a solution for yearsPhoto credit: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Gett

However, websites have complained that the radical changes could negatively impact their business by disrupting the online advertising business.

After some back and forth, the company agreed on a solution.

Google has rolled out early testing of its new system, called Privacy Sandbox, for Android developers.

The company says the tool can “restrict user data sharing with third parties and work without cross-app identifiers, including advertising ID.”

Google is also exploring technologies that “reduce the potential for covert data collection.”

And it’s not just Android that will benefit, but anyone who uses Chrome will too.

Google plans to test the new privacy sandbox for two years.

This will give developers enough time to get acquainted with the big changes.

Most Read in Phones & Gizmos

But it also means that it may take time for people to feel the benefits.

For now, there are other ways users can keep their web activity more private.

At the top of the list is a VPN.

Many people have also turned to anonymous web browsers like DuckDuckGo.

In 2005, Google bought Android

2

In 2005, Google bought AndroidPhoto credit: Getty
  • Read the latest phone and gadget news
  • Stay up to date on Apple stories
  • Get the latest on Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram

The best tips and hacks for phones and gadgets

blank

Looking for tips and hacks for your phone? Want to find these secret features in social media apps? We’ve got you covered…

Get the latest news about WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook and other tech gadgets here.


We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online Tech & Science Team? Email us at tech@the-sun.co.uk


https://www.thesun.ie/tech/8744156/google-cookies-privacy-android-changes/ Google is issuing an urgent security alert to BILLIONS of phone owners – what you need to do

Fry Electronics Team

Fry Electronics.com is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – admin@fry-electronics.com. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Related Articles

Back to top button