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DuckDuckGo updates its plugin to block Google’s latest ad-tracking tech

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Recently, Google has started testing and refining its FLoC (Federated Learning of Cohorts) machine learning algorithm on the million Chrome users. The FLoC is Google’s new tracking method on Chrome.

It was designed to be a more privacy-centered way to track users and serve them ads. FLoC puts the Chrome users in a group based on their browsing history and then offers this group ID to websites to advertising against.

But some privacy protectors like Electronic Frontier Foundation have claimed that it could be harmful to consumers because any website can get that group FLoC ID to target and fingerprint you.

FLoC IDs could still be bad for consumers, containing potentially sensitive information as well as providing another data point that lets advertisers individually identify you.

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In this equation, Google just started to test its replacement for third-party cookies. Meanwhile, now privacy master DuckDuckGo has announced that it has released an update to their browser plugin, which would block FLoC.

At the moment, Google will be to approve this latest updated Chrome extension, and the update should appear in the Chrome Web Store soon. The FLoC blocking feature is included in version 2021.4.8 and newer to the DuckDuckGo extension.

At last, DuckDuckGo maker announced that it is also opting their search website out of contributing to FLoC’s profiling.

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Get latest Google Play Store update (31.1.19)

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Google Play Store 31.1.19 update

Google Play Store is a junction of all the Android-supported apps and more to give you a vast range of potential features with the third-party apps on your smartphone. Google is facilitating a new version update for the Play Store to provide flexible functioning.

The recent update enhances the feature of the Google Play Store, you can pinpoint the update via the 31.1.19 build version. All you need to compromise is around 25.3MB of data to experience flawless working.

Notably, the update doesn’t add any new features and changes to the 31.1.19 version of the Google Play Store. But the company aims to fix all the known issue that bothers you.

It’s necessary to update your Google Play Store over the recent version to provide a fresh touch to your app. Stay up to date with the app which causes to prevent several bugs and stability of your app’s functioning.

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Google Play Store 31.1.19 update

Google Play Store:

Google Play Store’s main function is to give you the best and most compatible Android app that makes your needy app easy to search for and reliable. It is also useful to update the available application of your smartphone. Meanwhile, the Google Play Store is dedicated to Android, and it gives you all your favorite games, apps, movies, and more

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Android 13 adding Native exFAT feature support

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exFAT Android 13

Google’s latest updates say that the new Android 13 will get the new feature of native Extensible File Allocation Table exFAT. exFAT is a file system for external hard drives and provides better communication between the operating system and the user.

According to the source, this file format can handle large files of 4GB without any time lag. The native exFAT feature is going to first come in Google Pixel 6 Pro and it could work with Android 12L and but after the installation of Beta 3.2, this new feature comes into play.

This new Android 13 native exFAT will help in increasing the performance of flash memory and enhance the performance of your phone. It is also compatible with both iOS and Linux-based Operating Systems, as it may be useful for gaming purposes.

This file system also supports file encryption if performed manually which keeps our files safe. The Google Pixel 6 Pro is already carrying many of the new file processors and this will be added to it.

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exFAT Android 13

Android 13:

Android 13 is the latest version of the Android Operating System. It is not released yet for the global Android phones but soon will be rolled out for everyone through Stable OTA. Currently, Android 13 is launched for the users of Pixel devices and this version has many of the features and advantages over the last Android 12 version.

Features of Android 13:-

The features of Android 13 are as follows:-

  • Themed app icon
  • Color Vector Fonts
  • New Copy Paste UI
  • Predictive Back Gesture
  • Text Conversion APIs
  • Bluetooth LE Audio
  • MIDI 2.0
  • Faster Hyphenation
  • Quick Setting Placement APIs
  • Photo picker etc.

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Latest Google Play Store (30.9.31) update aims to improve usability

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Google Play store 30.9.30

Google Play Store is a platform that provides all the third-party and official apps that are oriented by the OMEs like Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi application, and more. For further enhancement, Google updated the Play Store recently.

Providing updates for the Google Play Store is mandatory for the company to give an enhanced user experience point of view. The new update turns it more convenient and compatible to give you a high level of usability experience.

A recent update for the Google Play Store can be known through the 30.9.31 version, with the installation version of about 24.92 MB. Notably, the update doesn’t add any new features or changes with the update changelog.

Updating the Play Store helps fill the security gaps and enhance the overall execution of your app. With every new update, Google focuses on eliminating identified bugs and improving the user experience in terms of application optimization.

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Google Play store 30.9.30

Below you check the Guide to download the Google Play Store 30.9.31 version update manually.

First, open the Google Play Store app, then click on your profile in the top right corner. Tap Settings, then tap About. Click on the Play Store version and you will see a pop-up message stating that the Play Store is the latest version. Click OK and if the update is pending, click the Play Store version and the update will be downloaded and installed automatically.

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