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Who’s Tracking You On Your iPhone

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Lockdown is an open source and on-device firewall with the ability to block trackers on your Apple. In an era of mass data collection by tech giants such as Facebook and Google, it helps to be informed. Many companies are less than transparent about what they do with people’s data, leaving it down to the user to protect their own privacy.

 

Apple has made progress in increasing its users’ privacy and security in iOS 13, which gives you more control over the data apps are able to collect. However, even if you lock down your permissions, it’s still possible for apps to track you as you browse. 

 

Enter Lockdown, an iPhone and now Mac app founded by two former Apple engineers Johnny Lin and Rahul Dewan. Launched last July, its users are growing fast: 100,000 people use the app and Lockdown has blocked a whopping 1 billion trackers. 

 

Lockdown is an open source and on-device firewall with the ability to block trackers. It uses Apple’s VPN set up to function, but it is not a VPN itself and won’t obscure your IP address.

However, Lockdown also offers a paid for VPN. Dewan says the Lockdown VPN is different from many similar services on the market, which can collect data logs. This is because the servers for its VPN upgrade are openly operated. “This means you can prove our privacy policy that we do not log or collect any data from users except to run the service, and we have zero access to it,” Dewan explains. : By Forbes

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