Safari in iOS sends some Safe Browsing data to Tencent

Apple’s Safari browser has long sent data to Google Safe Browsing to help protect against phishing scams using its Fraudulent Website Warning feature, but it now appears Chinese tech giant Tencent gets some information as well. Users have discovered that iOS 13 (and possibly versions starting from iOS 12.2) sends some data to Tencent Safe Browsing in addition to Google’s system. It’s not clear at this stage whether Tencent collects any information outside of China — you’ll see mention of the collection in the US disclaimer, but that doesn’t mean it’s scooping up info from American web surfers.

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