DuckDuckGo unveiled a tool that protects Android users from tracking

DuckDuckGo introduces a new tool to protect Android users from being tracked.

In times when smartphones regularly collect more and more information about us, it is important to have any control over what is happening. The more responsible users skillfully manage permissions, but they are not able to solve absolutely all problems. After Apple introduced its restrictions (first in the browser, and then the entire system) – advertisers’ money began to leak through their fingers. Now a similar) and even better) the tool is also expected to hit Android. App Tracking Protection, because we are talking about it, is the newest child of the team responsible for the DuckDuckGo project.

However, the tool that helps protect against tracking will not be released as a separate application, but as one of the options available in the DuckDuckGo web browser. It has been available for many years – and just like the search engine itself, it also focuses on user security and privacy. It’s just an add-on module that is supposed to affect not only this one program but the entire system. Its task is to block trackers that can be found throughout the device – also in other applications.

For now, the new tool is still in a test version. If you would like to join the group of people who are already testing the company’s new solution – you can do it directly from the application. In the DuckDuckGo browser settings, go to the App Tracking Protection section (available in the Privacy tab), and then use the Join the Private Waitlist command. Thanks to this, you can count on priority access to the new function.

Nice thing – and even if Android users don’t want to use the browser for various reasons, I think it will be worth installing for this background tool. Of course, if Google did something like that, it could do it much better – because it would have more powers and it could work even more efficiently. Anyway, the giant has been making it a bit more difficult to obtain data on users for some time, but this is not yet a level that could be called a satisfactory one.

I am glad that something is finally starting to change in this respect on Android – and looking at how the system changes over the years, I believe that this is just the beginning of a great revolution. Are people responsible for targeting ads may already be afraid, because honestly? Looking at how good it looks on iOS, how many users decided to take advantage of it, and how much loss it brought directly to those concerned – I can’t quite imagine Google not going into it. Even though they earn money on advertising themselves, they emphasize privacy more and more with each passing month – so they will probably want to whiten themselves here as well.