After a week in the spotlight, Apple is once again embroiled in controversy for sending user survey information to Tencent, a Chinese online services company. Information sent to the company includes the list of websites visited and the IP of various iOS users.
According to the publication 9to5Mac, Apple says this information sharing is intended to help protect users from fraudulent websites. However, it is because this information was delivered to the Chinese conglomerate that the controversy was generated.
So far Apple has used Google's search engine security system to prevent phishing attacks. If a user visits a URL marked by Google as fraudulent, Safari issues a warning about the risk of proceeding to the website in question.
With the arrival of iOS 13 the apple brand warned in Safari's privacy terms that information is now being sent to Google and also to Tencent:
“Before visiting a website, Safari may send calculated information from the website address to Google Safe Browsing and Tencent Safe Browsing to verify that the website is fraudulent. Both services can still access your IP address. ', Informs Apple.