Google Chrome has been accused of sharing sensitive data from smartphone users with mobile websites. Experts are now urging consumers to uninstall this popular browser because of the new researcher’s evidence.
On August 9, 2017 in London, England, a thumbprint is displayed on a mobile phone while the Google logo is displayed on a computer monitor. Google, founded in 1995 by Sergey Brin and Larry Page, now produces hundreds of products used by billions of people worldwide, including YouTube, Android, Smartbox, and Google Search.
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At the moment, Google is just one of the companies being chastised for their data collection practices. Aside from the search engine behemoth, Facebook is also accused of stealing people’s personal information.
According to cybersecurity experts, Meta, the new name for Mark Zuckerberg’s company, is using accelerometer technology to monitor your activities. They went on to say that the social media platform could also track your user applications and pinpoint your location.
In the case of Google, it is believed that Chrome is tracking its users’ data using motion sensor access.
Google Chrome Shares Data From Smartphone Users
According to The Sun’s latest report, this issue was first reported by Zak Hoffman, a cybersecurity expert at Forbes.
On March 3, 2018 in Berlin, Germany, the Google Chrome app is displayed on a smartphone in this photo illustration. The event’s left-wing organizers cited Google’s profit-driven mass collection of personal data on people, as well as the gentrification that locals fear will accelerate if the Google Campus opens. Google is rumored to be planning the establishment of a Google Campus.
“While Facebook was gathering this information for itself, Chrome is happy to gather it for others,” he claimed.
He went on to say that Google accomplishes this by recommending the motion sensor as one of its settings features. This isn’t the only security issue that the search engine behemoth is dealing with.
Google Chrome users have recently been warned about some high-level security threats in the browser. These flaws were discovered in both the online tool’s web and mobile versions. Aside from that, Google Ads are thought to be used for cryptocurrency scams.
This just goes to show that Google’s security measures are still ineffective. When it comes to protecting user data, the tech firm is not the only one that falls short.
We recently reported that four out of five device vendors are failing to implement basic security safeguards.
Getting Chrome Off Your Smartphone
Because Google still wants to help its users in any way it can, its Chrome Help website has instructions on how to remove the browser from your smartphone if you are dissatisfied with its service:
The first step is to access your device’s settings.
Following that, you must select “Apps & Notifications.”
Then, locate the Chrome icon and simply click the disable button.