Apple iCloud Private Relay privacy feature will not be accessible in the Philippines

Due to local laws, iCloud+Private Relay privacy features are not accessible in the Philippines.

Apple announced new software features and services at WWDC 2021, including the newly announced iCloud Private Relay. This feature encrypts communication before routing it via two relays. People have no way of obtaining the IP address, location, and web surfing behavior of a device, even Apple.

When using the Private Relay, the first web traffic is sent to an Apple server that removes the internet protocol (IP) address from the data. It will be issued a temporary IP address before it reaches its eventual destination, which is a third-party server acting as a second-server.

This function is intended to conceal users internet surfing histories from ISPs, ad servers, and other businesses interested in building profiles based on personal information.

The truth is that even Apple is unable to draw the links between website visits and the consumers who made them. In addition, the corporation promised to provide details on the third-party service providers at a later date.

The service, called Private Relay, is reportedly available in only a selected countries. These include the aforementioned nations, as well as Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Barbados, Germany, Italy, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, the Palau Islands, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, and Switzerland.

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