Tuesday, July 14, 01:47
Home security Google monitors its users even in incognito mode

Google monitors its users even in incognito mode

If you think using incognito mode in Chrome will hide your footprints on the internet, then you will probably experience a disappointment. A new research reveals that the data of users using anonymous browsing is collected and Google has the ability to link this information to the corresponding account.

Let's say you're opening the incognito Chrome window. Sites that run Google ads automatically send anonymous cookies to the browser that is associated with the user.

So the next time you routinely browse the web and log in to a Google service, for example, gmail or YouTube, the fact that you just logged into Google makes it possible to link your private activity to the web with your account.

This tracking can only stop if cookies have expired or have been deleted manually by the user.

Douglas Schmidt, a computer professor at Vanderbilt University, who came to this discovery, says that this fact is not fully understood by users because there are many disclaimers if you read the fine print of incognito browsing.

It is important to note that the study has not been able to demonstrate whether Google does follow the above procedure to link anonymous data from incognito mode to the user account when logging in. But the company did not deny the possibility of such a method.

Meanwhile, Google has denigrated the report by arguing that Schmidt is biased as he is also a witness to Oracle in a lawsuit against the company.

However, it's important to keep in mind that browsing incognito mode is not a universal way to hide your tracks. And it's probably not a good idea to connect to Google services while using anonymous browsing.

LEAVE ANSWER

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Absent Mia
Absent Miahttps://www.secnews.gr
Being your self, in a world that constantly tries to change you, is your greatest achievement

LIVE NEWS

Ryzen 7 1700 vs. Ryzen 3 3300X: 8 cores vs. 4

AMD's favorite classic old generation, Ryzen 7 1700, is being tested and compared to its direct competitor, the 4-core Ryzen 3 ...
00:02:36

Browser War: Safari and Edge threaten Chrome

The new Edge browser, released for Windows 10 Home and now available for download on Mac, is based on Chromium, which ...

PC sales worldwide have increased due to coronavirus

The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has affected all areas of our lives. After health and other industries have been hit ...

MIT: They make a robot handle that will be able to distinguish cables!

MIT researchers have developed a robot handle with the ability to handle very thin objects such as ropes and cables, according to a statement.

Fedora 33: Will contain Nano as the default text editor

Have you ever thought, who is your favorite text editor, when we talk about operating systems based on ...

Hacker was selling databases of the Ukrainian government

A Ukrainian hacker has been arrested for selling confidential information collected from Ukrainian government databases. According to a ...
00:02:11

TikTok downloaded 49 million videos that violated the terms of use

TikTok downloaded more than 49 million videos from users around the world in the second half of 2019, according to ...

United Kingdom: Is Huawei's immediate foreclosure "dangerous"?

Philip Jansen, CEO of the British telecommunications company "BT", stated that any government move demands the immediate exclusion of the Huawei kit from ...

Dark Mode comes in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides for Android

Do you spend a lot of time using Google Docs, Sheets or Slides on your Android phone or tablet? We have good news for you ...

Hackers seek to exploit vulnerabilities in Citrix ADC

Last week, Citrix released fixes for a total of 11 vulnerabilities in some of its most popular products, in which ...