DuckDuckGo, the privacy-focused search engine, has called out Google for spying on iPhone users after the latter updated the Chrome and Google app with App Privacy labels.
Google has taken its own sweet time in updating the listing of its apps on the App Store with App Privacy labels. While App Privacy labels on the iOS App Store came into effect in late December, Google only got around to adding the relevant information to its app listings from February. At one point, rumors even started circulating that Google was delaying updating its iOS apps. It wanted to delay the adoption of App Privacy labels for as long as possible.
DuckDuckGo claims that Google is “spying on users” and that building a great web browser or search engine app does not require one to collect so much data.
After months of stalling, Google finally revealed how much personal data they collect in Chrome and the Google app. No wonder they wanted to hide it.
Spying on users has nothing to do with building a great web browser or search engine. We would know (our app is both in one). pic.twitter.com/lJBbLTjMuu
— DuckDuckGo (@DuckDuckGo) March 15, 2021
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