DuckDuckGo brings out a tool which allows Android users to prevent their devices from hidden trackers.

It is supposed that the ‘App Tracking Protection for Android’ would be able to help downgrade the targeted advertising that Android users are used to seeing.

Peter Dolanjski, who is a director of product at DuckDuckGo, shared that the whole idea was blocking all the data collection from happening from the applications the trackers don’t possess.

Android users will be provided an experience which is similar to Apple’s ‘App Tracking Transparency’ option and it allows users to choose data tracking within apps.

Although the tool is available through DuckDuckGo’s private browser, it will still be working across the device. It is said to block ‘’trackers that it identifies in other apps from third-party companies. ‘’ Furthermore, it can cause your device to conduct like a VPN.

DuckDuckGo explained that the reason is the ‘App Tracking Protection’ which is using a local VPN connection. It was explained that this tool is different from VPNs because it never approaches app data through an external server but according to DuckDuckGo, there are more than 96% among the most famous applications, containing trackers which aren’t familiar to users.

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Nikoleta Yanakieva Editor at DevStyleR International