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  • 2.0 stars

    "Used to be impressed"

    May 2, 2013  |   By Johnny_S

    Pros

    Minimalists fast

    Cons

    Have my issues too on how Chrome gains permissions on PC. I have come to the conclusion Chrome is simply a data miner application to help Google direct ads.

    Summary

    I used to ignore the rumors and accusations of user targeting Chrome as a data miner or a intrusive application that can gain permission access as a administrator. But I have to question a lot about Chrome these days? For me Google is not answering these questions to my satisfaction. So for now I will use another browser. I use some Google apps and don't think Google is doing anything malicious. But I also think they need to come clean on their data mining and tracking abilities of Chrome. Just because Chrome is a bit faster does not make me ignore the other privacy questions I have about it.

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  • Reply by wyzwyk on May 9, 2013

    @Johnny_S "Just because Chrome is a bit faster does not make me ignore the other privacy questions I have about it." Amen! The aggressive tracking and data mining techniques Google employs bothers me too.

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