Today, if you’re using an iPhone, you have tons of features to protect your privacy. Also, during the WWDC conference, Apple announced new features through its iCloud+ service. Among the features of this service, which is offered to paid iCloud users, is Hide My Email. This feature allows you to hide your real address while registering on websites. Apple also recently introduced a feature that blocks trackers in emails. And if you use an Android smartphone, you’ll be able to take advantage of similar security thanks to DuckDuckGo.
For those who don’t know, DuckDuckGo is Google’s search engine competitor. But unlike the Mountain View firm, it claims a zero tracking policy. Search engines generate revenue from advertising, but search engines do not record user history to personalize their advertising experience.
But today, DuckDuckGo is no longer satisfied with its search engine, as it already offers other services aimed at protecting the privacy of Internet users. For example, it already offers a browser extension that allows you to block trackers.
DuckDuckGo wants to protect your email
And today, the company is also beta-testing a service to protect its users from tracking via email. “Reading your emails should be a private activity. You might be surprised to learn that 70% of emails contain trackers that can find out when you opened a message, when you opened it, and what device you use.” If that isn’t scary enough, this email data can be used for your profile, including targeting you with ads and influencing the content you see online.”, DuckDuckGo explains.
Its email security service helps prevent this. how it works ? User of this new free offer allows you to get a @duck.com address that you can use. When a message is sent to this address, DuckDuckGo first removes the trackers before forwarding the message to your actual address.
DuckDuckGo also offers spam protection. “On sites that you think may spam you or share your email address, a private duck address will keep you safe. As for sites uploading your email address to Google and Facebook to target ads It is common for your email to be leaked during a data breach, so unfortunately now an additional level of identity protection is necessary., indicates the company.
In short, this new service from DuckDuckGo, complemented with its extensions for browsers and its iOS and Android applications, will allow everyone to benefit from the email security offered on Apple products. . But unfortunately, it is still a closed beta, registered on the DuckDuckGo app.