The latest privacy experiment found Chrome ushered more than 11,000 tracker cookies into your browser in a single week. That’s why Firefox is better.
I’m so happy to hear Google sues for $5 billion, I already knew Google does this but slowly and surely others are awaking now.
Google is the biggest spy and its all products are built upon one core thought: To invade peoples privacy Google fonts, Google Analytics, Android (one of the biggest spy of all time even if you turn off location tracker, it still keep gathering data about your location (where you go) and as soon as u connect to net it calls home - A journalist did this analysis)
and almost all products of google are means of spy…
I peered under the hood of Google Chrome and found it brought along a few thousand friends. Shopping, news, and even government sites quietly tagged my browser to let ads and data companies ride shotgun while I clicked around the Web.
This was made possible by the Web’s biggest snoop of all: Google. Seen from the inside, its Chrome browser looks a lot like surveillance software.
Lately, I’ve been investigating the secret life of my data, running experiments to see what technology really gets up to under the cover of privacy policies that nobody reads. It turns out, having the world’s biggest advertising company make the most popular Web browser was about as smart as letting kids run a candy shop.
My tests of Chrome vs. Firefox unearthed a personal data caper of absurd proportions. In a week of Web surfing on my desktop, I discovered 11,189 requests for tracker “cookies” that Chrome would have ushered right onto my computer but were automatically blocked by Firefox. These little files are the hooks that data firms, including Google itself, use to follow what websites you visit so they can build profiles of your interests, income, and personality.
Chrome welcomed trackers even at websites you would think would be private. I watched Aetna and the Federal Student Aid website set cookies for Facebook and Google. They surreptitiously told the data giants every time I pulled up the insurance and loan service’s log-in pages.
And that’s not half of it.
Look in the upper right corner of your Chrome browser. See a picture or a name in the circle? If so, you’re logged in to the browser, and Google might be tapping into your Web activity to target ads. Don’t recall signing in? I didn’t, either. Chrome recently started doing that automatically when you use Gmail.
Sometimes I surprise, users in the hacking forum most of them use Gmail as their prime email and aren’t even aware of their ABC of their life is being recorded by spy Google (big brother of FB)
Stay away from Gmail and all kinds of google services, if you are willing to learn and grown in “this” world or at least sake of the respect of your privacy.
Source - prepareforchange.net