27 Sep Apple’s Differential Privacy Technology to Collect Browsing Data
Key updates to Apple’s browser, Safari are included in the release of macOS High Sierra – notably the capacity to turn off cross-site tracking from cookies and preventing ads from auto playing. Apple has also introduced a new differential privacy tech that collects information from users to detect problematic sites.
The data collection tech is a first for Safari. It is geared towards identifying websites that consume too much power or memory that leads to the browser crashing.
Differential privacy is a means for gathering large amounts of data without including personally identifiable info. This way, none of that data collected can be traced back to the user.
Source: Tech Crunch