Apple responds to reports that it sends user traffic to China's Tencent

Safari: Tackling intrusive ads by limiting JavaScript resources
Safari engineers want to limit the amount of JavaScript that a website can load.

Apple has issued a statement today following a slew of misleading and poorly-researched media reports that were published over the weekend, claiming that the Safari web browser was secretly sending user traffic to Chinese company Tencent.

All the reports were anchored in a recent discovery that Apple had implemented a second “safe browsing” system within Safari.

Safe browsing mechanisms were named so after Google’s Safe Browsing service. They work by taking a URL a user is trying to access and checking it…

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