Google Chrome & Privacy – Browsers, Privacy and You


We built our browser, Google
Chrome, not only to be faster, but also to give you control
over the information you share while you’re online. Most online activity takes
place in a browser. So to understand your privacy
on the web, it’s important to know the basics of what
happens in your browser. Let’s see what happens when
you use a browser and what information is
sent and received. When you type a web address
into the browser’s address bar and hit enter, the browser
sends a request to find the computer server that hosts
your requested web page. Once the server is located, the
browser requests the web page you were looking for and
the server sends it back. The browser on your computer
then interprets the web page code and displays the page. Using Chrome doesn’t mean
sharing more information with Google than using
any other browser. Just as with other browsers,
information is only sent to Google servers if you use a
Google service such as Search or Gmail. Browsers typically maintain a
history of the websites you’ve visited so that you can
access these websites again easily in the future. Your browser’s history
is maintained locally on your computer. In Chrome, none of your history
data is ever shared or sent outside of your browser or your
computer without your permission. You can delete your browser’s
history at any time or browse in incognito mode if you don’t
want website visits and downloads to be recorded
in the browser. We know that privacy is
important and we’re always innovating to make sure that
Chrome reflects Google’s strong privacy standards
and practices. Here are some more ways
that Chrome helps protect your privacy. Text entered into the combined
search and address bar, which we call the omnibox, is logged
by Google’s servers for only a random 2% of omnibox input,
and only if Google is your default search provider. This data is used to improve
Google’s suggestion service and is made anonymous
within 24 hours. Chrome let’s you manage cookies
on a site-by-site basis. This means that you can choose
to turn them on only for the sites that you trust
and use the most. Chrome helps protect you and
your personal information from malicious websites through our
Safe Browsing technology. And to make sure that Chrome is
always up-to-date with the latest security updates, Chrome
automatically checks for updates on a regular basis. To learn more about these
topics, click on the links to watch videos from Google
engineers, or visit google.com/chrome/privacy.

97 thoughts on “Google Chrome & Privacy – Browsers, Privacy and You

  1. no lo entiendo pero todo lo que sea para mejorar el servicio, informacion, que te ayuden, gracias, Los saluda ATTE. rita Conde URUGUAY

  2. I practically tried this on my laptop myself…. Chrome is seriously a threat to my privacy… I will definitely remove chrome and go with firfox always. Users, Please dont trust this video….. try n believe on ur own way not the google way! chk the link

  3. @TheOz1999 actually, IP addresses can only be used to get a general idea of where the person is located, and many times is logged in cities many miles away. Nice try starting a scare storm, though.

  4. @armandornd are you retarded? Everything is spelled right, what the fuck does punctuation matter? Are you a fucking english teacher? Or are you just trolling? Seriously, go away douchebag.

  5. Thecomments capability is a great thing for sure. However, if one replies to a particular comment, only the person whose comment is being commented on, knows what the comment is about, as it is brought up in Email if settings permit.For example I just commented on another , saying ,"too bad it cannot spell". But nobody but me or the perdon who wrote the upsidedown message, knows I was referring to such. Kinda short on coolness isn't it?

  6. @poodoo138 SO your working at an office… with a computer…. and your living with your mom? I guess the economy is tough =/

  7. two reasons this sucks.
    1 almost every other browser has incognito(private browsing)mode and ability to clear history

    2 Google chrome uses a lot of methods to track users and and store data on the servers. their new partnership with the NSA doesn't help

  8. @TheMsdos25 "1 almost every other browser has incognito(private browsing)mode and ability to clear history

    2 Google chrome uses a lot of methods to track users and and store data on the servers. their new partnership with the NSA doesn't help "
    Ditto!
    If you're really after less spying on the internet, support Firefox, ran by a non-profit organization. Forget about pro-user attitude in case of any for-profit org, especially leeches like google.

  9. BTW, google named the biggest privacy offender among all the data miners out there in a study. Look it up on arstechnica. If google being privacy offender is news for you you REALLY need to catch up on the subject!

  10. 0:25
    "When you type a web address and hit enter…"
    Google chrome sends info BEFORE you even hit enter! I'm sure they FORGOT to mention that little bit of a detail…

  11. Google the biggest privacy offender, report excerpt:
    Among many companies google rated worst – as "Hostile To Privacy". Description: "Track history of ignoring
    privacy concerns. Every
    corporate announcement
    involves some new
    practice involving
    surveillance. Privacy
    officer tries to reach out
    but no indication that
    this has any effect on
    product and service
    design or delivery."
    .
    "an attitude to privacy within Google that at its most blatant is hostile, and at its most benign is ambivalent."

  12. @Tome4kkkk You mean Instant Search feature or Prerendering Omnibar experimental feature? Either can be enabled by user consent and disabled by default, also these features weren't available when this video was made.

  13. @theformerlife "You mean Instant Search feature or Prerendering Omnibar experimental feature? Either can be enabled by user consent and disabled by default, also these features weren't available when this video was made. "
    It was only an example. There are many others. Even more – the "whatever Google does is to suck more private data" statement is pretty damn close to truth.

  14. @Tome4kkkk Oh well, you are right Google does track your data, there comes Trust, it is a wonderful quality unless abused. 😛

  15. @Crisi114 actually the NSA knew WTC would be hit but they were not allowed to release the info. maybe because it was an inside job

  16. No single website has a complete record of your history, bookmarks, forms, and downloads. There are many methods to stop their tracking including web proxies, programs like hotspot shield and do not track included on most browsers(but not chrome).
    Chrome tracks all the info listed above and the only method to stop its tracking prevents you from having the use of bookmarks and personal info. Plus Opera is just as fast, works on lower end systems, and has many more unique features

  17. I heard today that Chrome has overtaken Firefox and IE for the top browser. Way to go G!

  18. you would so mind if they give you better porn suggestions from the tracked index of porn… i bet you wouldn't :p

  19. Really??? then how is Google ever going to perfect their contextual awareness systems so they can provide users with a more 'personalised' product and service?

  20. "using chrome doesn't mean sharing information with google than any other browser".

    WRONG!

    Oh I need to sign in? Oh, you need my mail adress? Oh you need my phone number?

    Ask yourself this: Is google asking for this info because they're just nice people and want to get to know you better?

  21. Alright, you trust google with the information they get from you.
    I WONDER IF YOU'LL STILL TRUST THEM IF THEY HIDE INFORMATION FROM YOU.
    youtube. com/watch?v=B8ofWFx525s
    dontbubble. us/

  22. Funny how they talk about privacy yet they actually take the time to read your emails and sell you ads.

  23. "In Chrome, none of your history data is ever shared or sent outside of your browser or your computer without your permission."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA

  24. they also include every download you ever made. So if your a pirate or internet activist you just got logged. You cannot delete this all of this info is synched to google's servers. So if your ip adress ever has a court order they can pull out a library bank of EVERYTHING YOU EVER DOWNLOADED. This ruins activism and makes pirates have more eveidence stacked against them under extreme cases.

  25. Really.Present I.m always likes fireFox ,that is long long …times ago .But I understand:"every one and every body do not agree ".etc… thank any thing so much.

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  27. Privacy? Google Chrome invades privacy! Why do you make "Incognito"? So that people think they will be safe when Google keeps that? Seriously, Google. Stop it. Stop it. STOP it. STOP IT. Just stop it. Stop invading privacy.

  28. Ok provicy but not all public blog my phone i not crazy to share the community also différents kind public comes my phones.only interest my familys that. I know to speak

  29. Actually Chrome was set to sync my history with Google's servers without asking me. I had to manually disable this. Naughty, naughty.

  30. What I want to know is why do they insist on making my most recent searches pop to anyone who uses my browser? I dont want that, and i dont want to be forced to use incognito mode all the time.

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