Though Chrome offers a usual pop-up blocker and allows users to send a “do not track” request along with their browser traffic, one simply cannot ignore that Chrome sends a lot of your private data directly to Google. Even if you’re browsing in private mode, Google can see everything you do online. This allows Google to build up a detailed and sophisticated picture about your personality, interests, vulnerabilities and triggers.

Chrome’s large library of browser extensions provides you with a range of additional functionalities at the cost of reduced privacy. Being a closed-source browser, no one can take a closer look at Chrome’s code to see what (if anything) is hidden in there. And, at last, some good news: there is actually an open-source version of Chrome available. Just in case you have a hard time trusting Google’s stance on privacy.

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