Where google’s chrome browser could catch the big part of browser market share, we also notice the arise of another issue of chrome’s privacy theft. What’s it actually? There’s a rumour is flying that, Google chrome is spyware browser which collects data about its activity and other information and sends them to Google. I think there are two major reasons for this doubt. One is , people know that this browse is made by Google who this the God of internet. So this God may do something in its software to know more about its users. Another this is, many experts tried to monitor on chrome’s activity to confirm whether it’s a spy or not.

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Let’s See Which Analysis  and Reports Were Taken to Confirm Chrome’s Spying Activity:

1. “An italian blog  has recently tested Chrome by using a program called SilkPerformer. During such a test a web address was typed in Chrome. At this point the program started recording a weird activity. A lot of requests were sent through the Internet, from Chrome to this address: http://clients1.google.it/complete/search. Such requests were sent without the user pressing Enter!”

Link to that article: http://www.webtlk.com/2008/09/11/is-google-chrome-spying-all-of-us/

2. SRWare has published a comparison on Chrome and their Iron browser. I have already described that at “Iron Browser | A Privacy Conscious, Modified Version of Chrome for Better Browsing Security, Privacy and Speed” . So chrome lovers should choose this browser instead of main chrome.

3. After typing Microsoft.com in the address field, all calls were addressed to IP 74.125.43.100 (host: bw-in-f100.google.com) which is Google’s for sure.

http://74.125.43.100/complete/search?client=chrome&output=chrome&hl=en-US&q=…

For example,….. (go through the following link to see the example)

Link to article: http://www.favbrowser.com/google-chrome-spyware-confirmed/

4. “Chrome has an “incognito mode,” which theoretically preserves your anonymity. But as Consumer Watchdog points out, the mode often switches off automatically without your knowledge. You may think you’re surfing the Web without someone looking over your shoulder, but the reality is considerably different.”

Link to article: http://www.thebigmoney.com/blogs/feeling-lucky/2008/11/04/chrome-spying-you

5. A little test was run by the admin of google-chrome-browser.com to see chrome’s communication.

Link to the article: http://google-chrome-browser.com/google-chrome-isn%E2%80%99t-spy

6. Discussion on chrome’s privacy at Google forum at http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=7454b4837fca8667&hl=en.

Solution For This Issue:

The easy solution for this issue is to use Iron Browser which is a privacy conscious modified version of google chrome.

I don’t think chrome is hardly collecting our data. Its true that, it has some tactics to collect user experience. Because Google want help to make it’s all products more accurately that people want.

Now what do you think about chrome? Is it really a spy?

Author: 

Jaber (rijans), a Tech Enthusiast, Geek and Entrepreneur from Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is the founder and Chief-Editor of TechGainer. While he is away from his keyboard, either he's fishing or messing with wildlife! Contact him.

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