Warning: Google Chrome Apparently *Removing* Key Privacy Feature
Oct 01, 2010, 18:02 (1 Talkback[s])
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"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
"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."