DuckDuckGo Browser can now block trackers on Android

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DuckDuckGo is a web browser whose main goal is to protect users’ privacy. Now, its Android app finally includes a system that blocks trackers or trackers of apps on the phone, which will help reduce tracking by apps and web pages on the device.

The tool is available in the latest beta version of DuckDuckGo for Android and is free to use. Once activated from the Settings menu, in the Experimental Functions section, the tool will detect when apps you have installed on your device attempt to send information and data collected on the device to a chain of companies dedicated to tracking or tracking data. These companies are on the DuckDuckGo tracking and blocking blacklist, which anyone can view on this site.

In other words, when an app or website collects data from your device and how you use it (websites you visit, content preferences, etc.), and tries to send it to these servers, DuckDuckGo will block it.

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The tool will also let you see all failed tracking attempts that DuckDuckGo has blocked on the device. This will, among other things, prevent data from falling into the hands of companies dedicated to tracking and profiting from data such as your age, location, etc. (which will later be used for advertising, for example). Android does not currently have a built-in tracking blocking system like iOS, so DuckDuckGo can be an interesting alternative for those who want to block this type of tracking on their devices. DuckDuckGo Browser is available at Google Play Store.[via[via[عبر[víacomputer bleed]

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