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DuckDuckGo reimagines Apple’s app tracking feature to shield Android users

The privacy-focused feature takes aim at hidden third-party trackers, a majority of which send data to Google and Facebook.

App Tracking Protection (ATP) is now available to Android users as DuckDuckGo, a tech company focused on privacy, has commenced its beta phase, as per a post on the company’s blog. DuckDuckGo announced that the “free” feature, which will be available through its app, will block trackers it identifies in apps from third-party companies (for example, Google in Nike’s app), the post added. Users can register themselves for the waitlist if they want to be a part of this experiment, and they will not have to share any personal information. The company revealed that it is opening up the feature to new users every week. The feature is similar to Apple’s App Tracking Transparency which lets iOS users decide whether they want to allow third-party app tracking or not. It was reported that most users chose to opt out of…

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