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Google Chrome 23 Launched, Adds Do Not Track Support

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Every major browser now allows users to choose whether websites and advertisers can track their online activities.

Google has launched a new version of its ever popular Chrome web browser, which finally integrates Do Not Track support.

Chrome 23 has followed Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Opera in giving users the ability to choose if websites and advertisers can track their online activities.

As the Obama administration requested, users who update to Chrome 23 will now be able to enable or disable the DNT protocol option, which Google promised to implement into its browser earlier this year.

"This latest release also includes an option to send a "do not track" request to websites and web services," the search engine giant said. "The effectiveness of such requests is dependent on how websites and services respond, so Google is working with others on a common way to respond to these requests in the future."

Chrome 23 also allows users to control the unique permissions of select sites such as access to your camera, microphone and location by clicking the lock icon situated within the URL bar.

Download Chrome 23 here.


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    Anonymous , November 7, 2012 5:11 PM
    Apple's browers doesn't need to, as they're not as dependent on their ads etc as Google is.
    That's why the analogy is absent. Not that it fits here anyways.
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    marthisdil , November 7, 2012 5:17 PM
    Who cares. I refuse to bother with Chrome again until they bring back SideTabs or allow Addon authors to modify the UI.
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    Pherule , November 7, 2012 5:40 PM
    Two main reasons I pick Firefox over Chrome:

    1. "Don't load tabs until selected" feature
    2. You can disable automatic updates in Firefox

    I won't touch Chrome again until both those issues have been addressed. For the Chrome users out there, give Comodo Dragon a test spin. It's pretty much Chrome, just without the forced autoupdates or the privacy issues.
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    Thunderfox , November 7, 2012 6:09 PM
    There is probably a very small asterisk beside this option.

    " *except for Google "
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    cookoy , November 7, 2012 8:22 PM
    chrome reluctantly following the footsteps of the other 4 rivals
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    gerchokas , November 7, 2012 10:00 PM
    Been using Chromium v24 for how much time... weeks? And it doesn't phone home from time to time like chrome...
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    alidan , November 8, 2012 12:18 AM
    chrome decides to restart itself if you have an update.
    i have websites that 404 open so i can read later on
    chrome has screwed me 3 times by restarting and 5-6 pages were lost each time.

    had to reg edit in a "DO NOT UPDATE CHROME" because god knows the browser wont let me not update.
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    Eskapee , November 8, 2012 8:51 AM
    PheruleTwo main reasons I pick Firefox over Chrome:1. "Don't load tabs until selected" feature2. You can disable automatic updates in FirefoxI won't touch Chrome again until both those issues have been addressed. For the Chrome users out there, give Comodo Dragon a test spin. It's pretty much Chrome, just without the forced autoupdates or the privacy issues.


    You can disable 'Google Update' and then it won't auto update. It never auto updates for me, I do it manually.
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