The main change here is that in iOS 13, the "Safari & Privacy" fine print now says, "Before visiting a website, Safari may send information calculated from the website address to Google Safe Browsing and Tencent Safe Browsing to check if the website is fraudulent".
Apple's partnership with Tencent is under fire by users who fear that their web browsing data might be shared with Tencent and the Chinese government.
It is not the first time that Apple has been criticized for working with a Chinese company to handle local data. That list is maintained by Tencent for users in mainland China and by Google for other regions, including in the U.S. We recommend the former, but if you want to disable the safe browsing feature entirely, go to Settings Safari and turn off the "Fraudulent Website Warning" option. And it will do so unless the on-by-default "Fraudulent Website Warning" is disabled using the appropriate iOS or macOS settings menu.
There were news reports about Safari sharing browser information with Tencent.
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Apple did say though, that if a website is found to be fraudulent then the IP (Internet Protocol) address of a user's device is shared with the Safe Browsing providers. "These safe browsing providers may also log your IP address", the privacy notice states.
In a blog post on Sunday, Matthew Green, associate professor of computer science at the Johns Hopkins Information Security Institute, pointed out some potential privacy problems in safe browsing APIs like Google's. "Safe Browsing then warns users when they navigate to websites that could steal their personal information or install software created to take over their computers".
More importantly, though, we know what Google is doing, but "Tencent Safe Browsing" is considerably more opaque, which is especially worrisome for a company that works closely with the Chinese government and is known for patriotically toeing the party line.
Apple may in some cases share web address information with Chinese tech giant Tencent as part of a safety feature that monitors for phishing scams. "While they may be just as trustworthy, we deserve to be informed about this kind of change and to make choices about it". The worry here is that if a single company sees your IP address enough times, along with a list of site prefixes that you're anxious about, it might be able to start making deductions about your surfing habits. Between Apple's decision to remove a Hong Kong protest app and Blizzard's ban on a pro-Hong Kong Hearthstone player, it may be hard for Apple and Tencent to escape scrutiny regardless of their behavior.