Two days ago, Google released a new version of its web browser, Chrome 94, which has come with many changes, such as improved HTTPS connections, better integration with Google Drive or performance improvements thanks to the new WebGPU API. However, not all is good news for users of the Google...
This API can be used, for example, in chat applications or in social networks so that users know if a person is active or not. Also in kiosk applications, such as museums, to return to the beginning when there is no interaction or applications that perform very complex calculations, to free up the CPU when the user is working with the PC.
So far everything is correct. So where is the controversy? Google Chrome not only monitors activity in the browser or on a specific page, but it also monitors activity on the entire PC. In this way, any developer of any website can have controlled all the movements of the user.
This function is activated for all Google Chrome 94 users. Of course, before using it, Chrome will ask us in a similar way to when a website tries to access our location or our webcam. And we can control its status at any time from the “Site Settings” section of the website.
We can block your activity manually, but is it enough? We believe not.
Each time, Chrome is having an increasingly dark soul. If you really care about privacy, it is better to go for other alternative browsers. That is, it is time to switch to Firefox . Only then will the Internet giants stop making money off of our data and attacking our weaknesses.