Google issues urgent security warning to BILLIONS of phone owners – what you need to do

World News

GOOGLE is preparing to make it harder for sites to track people around the internet by crumbling sneaky cookies.

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

But sites have complained that the radical changes could negatively impact their businesses by disrupting the online ad business.

After some toing and froing, the firm has settled on a fix.

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

The company says the tool can "limit sharing of user data with third parties and operate without cross-app identifiers, including advertising ID".

Read more about Google

You may be BANNED from digital shopping on Amazon today after Google row

Google Maps fans think they’ve spotted a crashed UFO on mysterious island

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

And it's not just Android that will benefit – anyone using Chrome will too.

Google plans to test the new Privacy Sandbox for two years.

This will give developers plenty of time to familiarise themselves with the big changes.

Most read in Phones & Gadgets

NO CHARGE

Smartphone warning for BILLIONS of users as 'battery killer' apps revealed

THE PRICE IS…WRONG?

How much does it REALLY cost to leave your TV on standby 24/7?

SCAN SCAM

Warning for anyone with an iPhone or Android – your camera could get you hacked

SPIT IT OUT

You can unlock your iPhone using SPIT – bizarre video shows you how

But it also means it could be quite some time before people feel the benefits.

For now, there are other ways people can keep their web activities more private.

Top of the list is a VPN.

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

  • Read all the latest Phones & Gadgets news
  • Keep up-to-date on Apple stories
  • Get the latest on Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram

Best Phone and Gadget tips and hacks

Looking for tips and hacks for your phone? Want to find those secret features within social media apps? We have you covered…

  • How to delete your Instagram account
  • What does pending mean on Snapchat?
  • How to check if you've been blocked on WhatsApp
  • How to drop a pin on Google Maps
  • How can I change my Facebook password?
  • How to go live on TikTok
  • How to clear the cache on an iPhone
  • What is NFT art?
  • What is OnlyFans?
  • What does Meta mean?

Get all the latest WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook and other tech gadget stories 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

    Source: Read Full Article