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Google Informs Users About Data Collection in Chrome Browser

Summary

Google recently announced that it collects certain information from users who use the Chrome browser in anonymous mode, known as Incognito mode. While users believed that this option would protect their privacy, it turns out that Google collects data on […]

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Google recently announced that it collects certain information from users who use the Chrome browser in anonymous mode, known as Incognito mode. While users believed that this option would protect their privacy, it turns out that Google collects data on downloads, bookmarks, and reading lists.

New notifications will soon start appearing when users attempt to use Incognito mode, informing them that other users on the same device will not be able to see their activity. However, these data will be stored on Google servers.

This announcement has sparked controversy regarding user privacy. Many believed that Incognito mode was a safe way to browse and view web pages without Google or other parties gaining access to their data.

While Google claims that collecting this information is part of routine data analysis and improving the user experience, many users are concerned about greater transparency and protection of their data.

This situation also highlights the significant importance of educating users about how their data is used and stored. Regardless of the option or mode used, users should be aware that it is not possible to completely hide their online activity.

In light of this new information, users are advised to use Chrome browser with caution and consider alternatives that can provide a higher level of privacy. It is also necessary to have serious discussions about data protection and establishing clearer rules regarding data collection by technology companies.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What is Incognito mode in Chrome browser?
2. How can users use Incognito mode?
3. How did Google collect data from users in Incognito mode?
4. What information did Google collect?
5. Were these data completely anonymous, or was it possible to identify users?
6. What happens to the data collected in Incognito mode?
7. How will users be informed about the collection of information in Incognito mode?
8. Does using Incognito mode completely hide users’ activity from others?
9. What is data privacy, and why is it important?
10. What are possible ways to protect privacy when using the Chrome browser?

Definitions:

– Incognito mode: An option in the Chrome browser that allows users to browse and view web pages without their activity being recorded in the browser history and cookies.
– Data collection: The action of gathering information from users through various technologies and tools, with the aim of analyzing, using, or storing.
– Transparency: The quality of information available to users about how their data is used and stored by technology companies.
– Data privacy: The right of users to control access, use, and storage of their personal data by third parties.

Suggested Links:

1. Google – Official Google search engine homepage.
2. Chrome – Official Chrome browser webpage.
3. Privacy Tools – A guide to protecting privacy on the internet.
4. Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) – An organization dedicated to privacy and freedom on the internet.
5. Poverenik za informacije od javnog značaja i zaštitu podataka o ličnosti – Official website of the Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection.