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New DuckDuckGo tool might prevent apps from tracking Android users

Washington [US]: Privacy-focused browser maker DuckDuckGo’s new tool aims to prevent apps from tracking Android users. The tool, called App Tracking Protection, hopes toAccording to The Verge, DuckDuckGo’s tool hasn’t been rolled out as part of an update to all Android phones, nor is it available as a separate download. It’s built into DuckDuckGo’s privacy-focused browser app, but works across your device. In a post on its blog, the company said that the tool will block “trackers it identifies in other apps from third-party companies.”Once App Tracking Protection is enabled, it will run in the background as you use your phone. The tool recognizes when an app is about to send data to a third-party tracker, and will then prevent the app from taking your information.DuckDuckGo said that it’s “continually working to identify and protect against new trackers,” which means that your data should…

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