That’s why don’t use Chrome browser on iPhone
If you’re one of those billions of Chrome users, stop using it today. Even if you are an Apple device user, using Google’s browser is still very harmful.
Stark’s new data disclosure tells us about Chrome’s ‘scary’ reality. Chrome uses a new tracking technology, which poses a serious threat to users’ privacy.
In the past few weeks, Facebook has faced a lot of criticism over data security and privacy issues. He even got into a fight with Apple over how he stored user data. But that’s what Google is doing right now in a very soft and subtle way.
Google says it wants the ‘privacy first’ web. On the surface, it will put an end to those deadly cookies and also stop cross-site tracking. This will be an important step towards the protection of privacy. But whatever Google shows on the surface, its reality is always money-centered, which is related to data-driven advertising.
Google and Facebook are the biggest players in the tech industry when it comes to data harvesting. Both companies are earning most of their income from advertising. This is evidenced by the fact that Google has made more than a billion dollars from advertising.
This became clear when Google unveiled a privacy label for Chrome in the Apple App Store. Google Browser collects more data than Safari, Edge or Firefox.
Last month, even the first privacy-focused browser, DuckDuckGo, warned Google that it would not protect users’ privacy. They only care about the business model of their monitoring. If they were even a little more serious about privacy, the online monitoring of billions of people would be shut down.
Choosing any browser is a very personal matter. Its use, speed, features, seamless cross platform, options and many other elements we understand first. In terms of all these features, Chrome is one of the leading browsers providing the best user experience.
But unlike Apple and Microsoft, Google does not make money by selling its content. This is what you earn from our data, and targeting ads.
But even as data mining continues, Google is still committed to protecting our privacy. This is very ambiguous for us.
Google is now replacing cookies with Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLOC). Google is currently testing this without the knowledge of Chrome users.
FLOC is basically the same group of users that is being judged by the algorithm hidden behind the user’s browser.
These hidden algorithms track the site you visit and your online activities and send information to a group.
Google will no longer track any individual, but Google will be fully aware of their interests and share them on other websites. DuckDuckGo says that even now using Google is like entering a store that knows about you.
But Google defended the FLOC, saying it would be much safer for user privacy than the cross-site tracking used today.
However, the problem with FLOCs is that any unknown group ID can be easily identified and interpreted and users’ IP addresses can be easily captured and linked. This increases the risk of any third party finding out more about you by linking your unique IP address to an unknown FLOC.