Google recently decided to log Chrome users in automatically, a move that some researchers said risked users privacy.
The search company was heavily criticized after a security researcher discovered the change and the fact that Google hadn’t notified users about the switch.
On Tuesday, Google provided more ways that Chrome users can protect their privacy, including the ability to turn off the auto-login feature.
Google on Tuesday seemed to go out of its way to squash a controversy over recent changes to the popular Chrome browser.
On Sunday, Matthew Green, a security researcher and professor at Johns Hopkins, revealed that Google had quietly started automatically logging in Chrome users. Anytime someone signed on to one of Google’s properties, such as Gmail or Google Drive, they would be automatically be logged into their Chrome accounts as well. See the rest of the story at Business Insider
Google might get rid of the controversial automatic login feature in the Chrome browserGoogle’s change to Chrome’s login has ignited debate about whether the move was sneakyGoogle quietly started logging people into Chrome without their consent, and a security expert says it’s terrible for privacy
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