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Unwanted Chrome Logins

2018-09-23⊺17:05:15-05:00

The Chrome browser now logs itself in automatically to your Google account whenever you use it to log in on any other Google service, such as Gmail. This exposes all of the data that the browser has collected to Google.

“Why I'm Done with Chrome”
Matthew Green, A Few Thoughts on Cryptographic Engineering, September 23, 2018
https://blog.cryptographyengineering.com/2018/09/23/why-im-leaving-chrome

Google has transformed the question of consenting to data upload from something affirmative that I actually had to put effort into — entering my Google credentials and signing into Chrome — into something I can now do with a single accidental click. This is a dark pattern. Whether intentional or note, it has the effect of making it easy for people to activate sync without knowing it, or to think they're already syncing and thus there's no additional cost to increasing Google's access to their data. …

Trust is not a renewable resource.

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John David Stone (havgl@unity.homelinux.net)

created June 1, 2014 · last revised December 10, 2018