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Chrome’s Android App to Get a Privacy Guide

It’s fair to say that Google Chrome has managed to take the browser market by storm, and while some spirited competition from Firefox and now Microsoft Edge have managed to reduce this market share somewhat, it’s still the browser of choice for 63% of the market right now. Google continues to improve Chrome in whatever way it can, and one of the latest ways in which this is occurring is through the addition of a brand new privacy guide that seeks to educate users, that can be accessed (both on mobile and desktop devices) after enabling this experimental flag: chrome://flags/#privacy-review.

The primary reason for this is so that users can learn more about their privacy options, and the guide will be written in simple language to ensure that everyone that reads it is able to get something or the other out of it in a relatively reliable manner. The guide also talks about various options that you can turn on or off, and tells you what you’d get if you turned them on as well as the data that Google will receive through your usage of these options.

There are currently two features available in the privacy guide. The first of these two is called “Make your search and browsing better”, and users can turn it on to get faster loading times and improved search suggestions. The second option is a history sync which will share history across your various devices.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that Google is taking a good step in this regard. Privacy matters because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up helping people understand what is being done with their information, and Google has often been considered a rather egregious offender which is an image that the company is clearly trying to rehabilitate.

This is definitely a step in the right direction because it clearly expresses to users what they stand to gain and what Google will get in exchange. This will hopefully allow users to make better choices regarding the platforms that truly matter to them in a really big way.



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