Google Chrome’s latest feature? A nasty dark pattern | Web Designing

Yet another reason to switch to Firefox.

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The browser is such a ubiquitous part of your daily life that it’s nearly invisible. That means you might not realize that the most popular browser, Chrome, is encroaching on your privacy rights. Because Chrome is run by , its privacy settings default to collecting data to send back to , continuing to fuel the company’s advertising-based business model. And this week, users learned that the most recent update of Chrome includes a new that will automatically log you in to Chrome whenever you log in to any other Google service (like Gmail or YouTube). This basically eliminates the possibility for you to use Chrome and a Google account without the two being integrated, eroding another element of the browser that let you keep your internet activity separate.

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