According to the Washington Post, the Google Chrome browser with its 11,000 cookies is tracking users and making money from this.

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Geoffrey A. Fowler, a technology writer for many major newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, said that Google Chrome had "played poorly" with user data and collaborated with third parties to track practices. micro user.

This is not really a new discovery for people working in technology, because Google and Facebook have been booed for years about collecting bluffing user data to serve ads. However, this is the first time Google Chrome has been called "Spyware" (spyware) right on the most prestigious newspaper page in the US.

How is Google Chrome watching you?
Google Chrome allows almost any website to request the use of cookies by the user, displaying dialogs in the upper right corner that most will click "agree". During a week of web surfing, Geoffrey said Chrome displayed more than 11,000 requests for cookies from websites. Meanwhile, this number of requests has been automatically blocked on Firefox. This is also the browser that Geoffrey recommends when it recognizes that Google Chrome is "not good" anymore.
According to Geoffrey, these "cookie" data is the basis for Google as well as many other data companies to build a complete profile of users, where they fully predict their interests, income or even count. their way.

If you look at the upper right corner of the screen, you will see a small circle representing your email. Geoffrey recommends that users should not log in to Chrome, which makes Google track our entire activity on its browser. However, it seems that recently Google has automatically signed in to Chrome if you signed in to Gmail. He also said that Chrome also tracks better on phones. When using Android phones, each time you perform a search on Chrome, your phone sends your exact location to Google. Even without using the browser, it sends relative coordinates to Google.

While Firefox is a standalone browser, Google Chrome is the product of the world's largest advertising company. Chrome allows websites to collect cookies to understand user behavior, then display appropriate ads on these sites. A close relationship between the three parties that the user is the loser.

The alternatives
Geoffrey said that "the color of your underwear is your own secret" and opposes tracking of users, even just browsing data. While Google said it would reconsider granting cookies to websites, Firefox stated frankly that security was not an "option", but that it was obvious.
The "cookie war" is in a pinch, these data codes help us interact better with the website, but also give third parties the right to analyze and understand users. One study found that more than 92% of websites now ask for permission to use cookies.

To avoid cookie collection and personal identity being analyzed by some third party, you can use Chrome's incognito browser or simply change it. There are many default browsers that block cookie usage, such as Firefox or Safari.

However, browsers still mainly rely on advertising money. Therefore, in order to compete with user tracking for Google Chrome ads, the remaining browsers must have a different revenue stream. In addition to Safari developed with other Apple products, Firefox intends to also charge for additional security functions.

As a non-profit organization, Firefox's main source of revenue is advertising money from Google. However, by default blocking cookie access makes ads appear less effective, users click less and ads will also receive less.

Therefore, despite being the second most popular browser on the computer with a 10% market share, Firefox is still short of breath in the battle with the giant Google.
Perhaps it's over time to choose a browser based on fast and convenient criteria, users are starting to pay more attention to security issues. Because "your underwear color is your own secret", not a resource for any analytics company to make money.

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