• Chrome 70 Will Allow Users to Opt-out of Controversial Automatic Sign-in Feature

    2 monthes ago - By Mac Rumors

    Google says it is willing to make changes to its new Chrome auto-login feature, following heavy criticism from privacy-conscious users.
    In previous versions of the browser, it was left up to the user whether they wanted to log in to Chrome while they used the app.
    However in Chrome 69, released earlier this month, if you sign in to a Google site like Google Search, Gmail, or YouTube, you also get logged into Chrome automatically, and there's currently no way around it.
    Google originally claimed the feature was introduced to prevent data from leaking between accounts on shared computers...
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  • Chrome 70 Will Let Users Delink Web-Based Logins With Browser Logins

    Chrome 70 Will Let Users Delink Web-Based Logins With Browser Logins

    2 monthes ago - By Ubergizmo

    The other day it was reported that in the latest version of Google Chrome , those who signed into Google's services on the web would also be automatically signed into the browser as well. There was some fuss made about how this meant that your browser history and other browsing data would automatically be synced and uploaded to Google. Google had previously cleared the air by saying that syncing was not automatic and not enabled by default, and that users had to take extra steps if they wanted to sync. However the hullabaloo also highlighted the confusion and misunderstandings that users...
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