DuckDuckGo Android Tracking Protection is the new update this android phone browser is bringing to the internet world. The new feature prevents third-party companies from tracking users within Android apps that aren’t their own.
This newly introduced privacy feature is launching in the private beta update of the DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser. And is described by the company as “the easiest way to block trackers lurking in your apps. This feature will definitely increase your privacy and stop trackers right in their path.
DuckDuckGo Android Tracking Protection
You’ve probably heard about companies tracking you behind the scenes on smartphone apps they don’t own (like Google hiding in the Nike app). These hidden app trackers are super creepy. As they can track everything you do in an app. And also can continue to track you even when you’re not using the app.
DuckDuckGo tracking protection sounds similar to Apple’s App Tracking Transparency opt-out feature. That launched last year in iOS 14.5. But DuckDuckGo says it wants to offer greater protection than Apple’s tool. No such feature currently exists within Android.
The privacy update of the android browser exists within the browser app, but it can still manage to police tracking activity across other apps installed upon your phone. Users opting into the beta will regularly be informed of how many tracking requests have been wiped out.
Over 96% of the popular free Android apps that were tested (based on AndroidRank.org rankings) contained hidden third-party trackers. And 87% sent data to Google and 68% sent data to Facebook,” the company said in a blog post explaining the reason for the feature.
But when you start using the DDG browser you can enjoy your apps as you normally would and App Tracking Protection will run in the background and continue to block the detected trackers throughout your apps, even while you sleep.