Apple will soon treat online web tracking the same as a security vulnerability

Apple is taking a hard stance on online privacy with a new anti-tracking policy in Safari. The iPhone maker has published a “WebKit Tracking Prevention Policy” that goes into specifics about the types of anti-tracking methods it has developed, the practices it believes are harmful to users, and the unintended consequences of those preventive countermeasures. The open-source WebKit browser rendering engine is the basis for Safari, in addition to the browsers bundled with Amazon Kindle ebook reader and Samsung Tizen OS. Blink — the rendering engine that powers Google Chrome — is also a fork of WebKit. The development comes as…

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