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Google Chrome—Minus the Snooping

Sep 26, 2008, 09:01 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Dean)

[ Thanks to Sakshi Garg for this link. ]

"As Downloadsquad is reporting, the Chromium source code for Google's Chrome open source browser has already been fashioned into a new version of the browser: Iron. Apparently German company SRWare developed its knock-off of Chrome for users who are concerned about Google's policies for collecting private information--a constant Achilles heel for the company. SRWare's home page is in German, but the folks at the Incomplete News Project have published a translation with details on what SRWare's version does.

"According to the Incomplete News Project, Iron veers away from Chrome by deactivating features in these ways:

  • no alternative error messages, when having entered a wrong URL
  • no sending of collected data to Google, if Iron has crashed
  • no unwanted Google updater

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