Google Chrome Is Updating the Privacy Section Of Its Browser To Provide Users Better Overview Of Their Settings

Google has had some trouble and faced a lot of heat for its lack of privacy and security features. Even as the tech giant established itself over the last decade as the sole leader of the tech world, it was in the eyes of everyone. This increased popularity, fame, and wide coverage over the market as it called for data storage unlike any ever seen. This data storage kept on increasing as the company introduced new applications and features from Google Drive to Google Sheet and Docs to Gmail.

Soon enough the digital world and the member of its global village had almost all of their private data stored on Google Servers, this made the servers the precious price for every scammer, phisher, and hacker over the whole wide world. Even though Google has done an outstanding job in securing the data in its servers, the connection from the user to the server is what hackers have decided to pull a pin at.

This furthered to the point that Google intended to take action to avoid hackers from getting there. This started by introducing extra features in Google Chrome, the most widely used web browser to tackle for the interception of data. Over the years, Google has updated the privacy settings and features and fairly recently revealed a new privacy setting that assists in clearing out the plethora of options to choose from to one single point of contact for increased security.

The purpose of the update is to have all the privacy and security features at one place. Which will ultimately help users to avoid any data loss resulting from a lack of technical knowledge or expertise in any form.

This Privacy Review feature allows user to look over and address their privacy setting in one place. They can change, edit or just review their cookies setting with detailed answers on which setting affects which part of the browser or data transmission.

This feature can be enabled within the privacy flags on Chrome (here chrome://flags/#privacy-review), however, this is just a demonstration of how the feature would actually work without having any implications on either the user or the browser settings. The roll out of this feature is expected sooner than later as further developments between Google and FLoC have sparked controversy as to spying on its users.

H/T: TD.

Even though the Google X FloC process is on hold, the recent developments indicated that the project might soon be green lighted and even though the legal team at Google is going through everything, we might or might not see Google at a congress session to defend or explain their actions with FLoC

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