Google Chrome—Minus the Snooping

[ Thanks to Sakshi
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
  • no sending of collected data to Google, if Iron has
  • no unwanted Google updater


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