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Mar312010

Microsoft fires at Google Chrome’s privacy feature

If Internet Explorer can’t beat Google Chrome on speed, security, or standards compliance, it appears as though they figured its Achilles Heel might be privacy. Microsoft’s Peter LePage decided to attack Chrome because of its autocomplete feature — a giant privacy risk, he claims. “As I start to type an address into the address bar, Fiddler [a debugging tool] shows that for nearly every character I type, Chrome sends a request back to Google,” LePage says. “I haven’t even hit enter yet to load the website and Google is already getting information about the domain and sites I’m visiting.”

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