World’s most used search engine Google recently introduced a recent update in its web browser Google Chrome, switching to version 69 by plugging into a refurbished user interface (UI), along with an enhanced password manager and a more informative address bar. This update was not much in hype until it attracted controversial privacy concerns of the users.
The moment a user would land onto a Google-owned site, the browser would take that user’s Google identity and then log it into Sync, an in-browser account system which then further helps in logging a Google account but not uploading any Chrome browsing data to Google’s servers, data that might be secured to their accounts.
Nonetheless, the recent disclosures about this ‘auto-login’ mechanism have bothered users as this would let Google link the person’s traffic to a corresponding browser with utmost accuracy.
Controverting the claims on the recent update, Google’s engineers, on twitter, have justified about no automatic synchronization of local data takes place after the auto-login operation and will only happen after user’s click.
Adding to it, they publicised the reason behind introducing this new mechanism which was for user’s privacy reasons and sharing of computers or browsers. Nevertheless, Google’s loyal users are still in resentment even after the clarification as they do not find themselves with the authority to decide when to log into their browser.