Unique client ID on Chrome browser will be required for first update, says Google

Google has always tagged Chrome installs with a unique identifier. But Google has always stated that the client ID is only used to determine when a user requires updates and by the crash reporter. Now, Google decided that the identifier won't be a permanent part of future Chrome releases. According to details published in a […]

Google has always tagged Chrome installs with a unique identifier. But Google has always stated that the client ID is only used to determine when a user requires updates and by the crash reporter. Now, Google decided that the identifier won't be a permanent part of future Chrome releases. According to details published in a new data protection whitepaper (pdf), Google reports that future versions of Chrome will only require the unique ID to check for the first automatic update. Once that update has been successfully installed, the ID is removed.