Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Latest word about Google's "Chrome" browser 

Someone's already found the first security bug! It was a researcher named Aviv Raff, and it's not a biggy, but it sure is embarrassing. It's a bug in code that Google reused for their browser, that had already gotten fixed elsewhere. It allows a bad site to fill up your desktop with icons for potentially unwanted software.

Chrome will be both good and bad for your privacy. It has a mode where it stops logging your history on your local machine. On the other hand, and Google is commendably up-front about this, in order to generate suggested sites and searches, it's constantly sending information about every place you visit to Google. You can turn this off, but how many people will?

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