Is Apple’s default Privacy settings GDPR compliant?

I recently realized that some apps were able to “link” my identity to Facebook. I checked my off facebook activity and could see some apps that I’ve never given my email.

Investigating further, I believe it boils down to a setting that’s set under Settings > Privacy > Advertising on my iPhone. There’s a way to either reset the advertising identifier, or Limit Ad Tracking, which I believe prevents this completely (perhaps generating a unique identifier each time?)

“Solving” this was easy obviously by limiting ad tracking, but I’m wondering: How come it’s not limited by default? Shouldn’t GDPR protect me from this kind of default? Shouldn’t Apple get my explicit consent for something like this? I don’t recall having given such consent…

E-Mail privacy proxy for hiding real e-mail?

Do E-Mail proxy services exists to improve privacy and security?

Privacy in the sense that one wouldn’t need to give a website his/her username (possibly even in the firstname.lastname@domain.tld form) and in a security sense that the used e-mail couldn’t be used to log into the e-mail service (thereby making it useless for a leaked password, because the e-mail address couldn’t be used to login).

Example: could be someone’s e-mail. If there were a Google Privacy/Proxy service then one could generate as many random e-mails as possible and if one would be sent spam to, or leaked, it could be disabled:

  • abcdef@gmail.proxy
  • 290dcef@gmail.proxy

could both redirect mail to

One could be blocked/disabled/removed if wanted without abandoning the real account (e.g. because 290dcef@gmail.proxy has been compromised or spam is being sent to it).

Would it really improve security and privacy? Or am I missing something?

And does such a service exist? (as a bonus, replying from such proxy e-mails would be even better, converting the real account from field to the proxy mail address)

What use would a privacy browser, such as Firefox Focus for iPhone, have for an internal web server?

The Mozilla Foundation has a “privacy browser” called Firefox Focus that is available for example iPhone (here). This browser has an always-on ad blocking function.

I was checking the third-party licenses used by this iPhone version (image shown below) and noticed that it includes the use of GCDWebServer.

[3rd-party licenses used by Firefox Focus]

The GitHub page for GCDWebServer says that:

GCDWebServer is a modern and lightweight GCD based HTTP 1.1 server designed to be embedded in iOS, macOS & tvOS apps.

There is a support information for this browser here but the documentation does not mention the use of an internal web server.

This issue has relevance in evaluating the risks from possible open ports in connection with determining whether to allow this browser in corporate bring-your-own-device configuration.

Question: What use would a mobile device web browser have for running an embedded web server?

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