Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Safari as a browser blocks 3rd party cookies(thus eliminating a major source of Tracking)

Here's the problem. The more people that track you, governments,companies and individuals, the more likely you are to have your identity stolen. So, any way you can reduce the number of people tracking you the more likely you won't be a victim of identity theft. The government tracks you, companies track you, individuals track you  (and you really don't know what the individuals motives are at all, and usually they aren't good.

For example, if you can avoid filing your taxes online you are much less likely to have your tax refund stolen or your identity stolen. So, with Federal Taxes my wife and I always choose to mail in our taxes and NEVER NEVER NEVER file online. Why? Because that is your ticket to being swindled in every way you can imagine and in ways you haven't yet imagined. Filing your taxes online is the main way you have a problem with identity theft by the way, because your taxes are not secure at all online in any way no matter what anyone might tell you.

The main reason the government wants you to file online is it is convenient and less expensive for them. They really could care less whether you have your identity stolen or not BECAUSE you file online.

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In the beginning, Safari was introduced on the Mac as a way for Apple to break its dependence on Internet Explorer.
And then a funny thing happened: As mobile devices became more important, mobile Safari on iOS became more important than its older sibling on the Mac. Apple has sold far more iPhones and iPads than MacBooks and iMacs at this point, and sales of mobile devices are continuing to grow faster than Macs.
And Safari is actually being used on those mobile devices. Yes, there are third-party browsers (including Chrome) in the App Store, but they're forced to use the Safari rendering and JavaScript engines, which means Apple has complete control over the web browsing experience.
Best of all for an increasingly privacy-conscious world, Apple has configured Safari's defaults to block third-party cookies (thus eliminating a major source of tracking) and send a Do Not Track signal by default.

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