Sept 26, 2018
Google Chrome could be tracking what users are doing without them being aware of it, according to an expert in digital content protection.
Until recently Google Chrome users have been able to use the browser without logging in.
However, now when people log into a service such as Gmail they are automatically logged in without their consent.
According to cryptographer and Professor Matthew Green who wrote a blog post ‘Why I’m done with Chrome’, Google quietly made these changes several weeks ago.
Professor Green revealed that people could mistakenly activate ‘sync’, which means the firm can log users’ behaviour and access their data without them knowing.
Professor Green warned that the development has ‘enormous implications for user privacy and trust’.
This article was posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 7:21 am