View Full Version : Announcing support for Googles new browser Chrome

2008-09-03, 17:30
About 24 hours ago, Google made a beta version of their own browser, Chrome (http://www.google.com/chrome), available to the public.

From a privacy standpoint, we neither like to see GoogleUpdate permanently in the background nor those anonymous usage statistics it wants to send home, but since it's open source, we're hoping for free cleaned-up clones.

From a security standpoint, the idea of restricting rights (http://www.google.com/googlebooks/chrome/images/26.jpg) of browsing processes is something we hope to see spreading to other browsers as well, since we fully have to agree with this precaution (see for example Alter Ego (http://forums.spybot.info/index.php?page=news&detail=2008-05-26)).

But the reason to write a news article about it today is not for adding our opinion on Chrome to the mass of other opinions already out there, but to announce support for Chrome in Spybot - Search & Destroy. As soon as Chrome was available, we started digging into it and have now finished support for scanning and cleaning Chrome cookies, bookmarks and history (thanks to the similarity to Firefox, that was actually no big deal). Immunization is pending and depends on Chromes capabilities for that. You can subscribe to the Chrome support feature request (http://forums.spybot.info/project.php?issueid=281) or watch our beta forum (http://forums.spybot.info/forumdisplay.php?f=12) if you are interested in the progress.

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