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Old Oct 16th, 2019, 12:43 PM   #1
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Privacy Issue with Safari

Not trying to sound like a tin-foil-hat alarmist, but how serious is this issue and what is the true impact of this?

Leo Laporte was really ranting on this on TWiT.

Why Apple may send an IP address to China's Tencent Safe Browsing service
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Old Oct 16th, 2019, 01:42 PM   #2
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It seems like a pretty standard Apple browsing protection type thing to protect the browser user unless they have disabled it for some crazy "privacy" issue or belief.

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Old Oct 16th, 2019, 04:00 PM   #3
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If the browser connects to google (or Tencent) to verify the safety of a particular site; Apple isn't sending anything. When you connect to something remotely, your IP address is part of the request. That's how TCP/IP works.
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