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Warning: Google Chrome Apparently *Removing* Key Privacy Feature

Oct 01, 2010, 18:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lauren Weinstein)

"Greetings. Last March, in Why I'm Switching to the Google Chrome Browser (New Privacy Enhancements), I enthusiastically endorsed Google's Chrome browser, and explained why I have switched to it from Mozilla Firefox.

"I hope I'm not forced to reverse that decision. But I am quite concerned about a new development.

"Google announced today that their URL shortening system "goo.gl" had gone public for general use. (I discussed an issue related to this in an NNSquad posting earlier today.)

"In the process of experimenting with goo.gl, I ran into some login problems that appear to have related partly to my use of the "block third party cookies" option in Chrome -- this sort of setting is widely recommended by various parties regardless of your browser choice.

"But looking deeper, and after seeing different behavior in Firefox testing, I discovered what appears to be a much more serious Chrome cookie-related problem."

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