Google Chrome for iOS was updated for the first time since November last year
Apple began to adjust the description of data collected by apps in the App Store last fall. Developers must truthfully explain the collected data based on their own circumstances.
Although this part of the content is filled in by the developer, it may be punished if there are problems such as concealment, so many applications simply choose to stop updating immediately.
For example, many Google applications choose to stop updating immediately to avoid filling in data collection content. After all, the data collected by the Google series of applications is still a lot.
In fact, the issue of Google’s suspension has been reported by the media before, but Google has not issued a clear response and has not resumed normal updates of its applications.
From the beginning of the year to now, Google has actually updated some applications and added privacy labels, but Google Chrome has been suspended the update for half a year.
According to the media reports, Google Chrome for iOS has released version 87.0.4280.163 a few days ago. This is a bug fix version on the 87 stable version, which is a small fix version.
While other platforms such as Google Chrome for the desktop platform and Android have been updated to version 89, Google Chrome for iOS has been skipped the update.
If it goes well, Google Chrome may launch a stable version of v90 next week. At that time, Google Chrome for iOS should be directly upgraded to this version without delay.
In fact, the focus of this update is that Google Chrome will mark out the collected data as required by Apple so that users can check these privacy tags before downloading and using them.
The data collected by the iOS version includes financial information, location, contact information, user content, browsing history, identity identifiers, usage data, and diagnostic data.
The information collected but not attributable to the identity of the user includes user content and diagnostic data. The actual data collected depends on whether the user uses a particular function.
For example, when users need to enable the automatic filling of Google browser payment information, financial information will be collected, and when using map-type websites, they need to provide location information.
It is expected that other Google applications will continue to release updates and add privacy labels. iOS users can now go to Apple Store to get a new version of Google Chrome.