Apple adds welcome privacy features to Mail, Safari



Apple has always stressed user privacy as part of its core mission. At its WWDC 2021 event, it announced it would be adding a spate of powerful new functions to Mail and Safari, as well as giving users broader insight into what their installed apps are doing with their information.

First, Apple’s Mail appears to have declared war on tracking pixels, which can be included in some emails to give third parties insight into if or when their messages have been opened — though it didn’t provide much detail on how it will win said war. Mail will also, according to Apple’s manager of user privacy software Katie Skinner, now hide user IP addresses by default. Safari, likewise, will hide IPs.

More surprisingly, Apple announced it’s adding an App…

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