Billions of Google Chrome users warned to 'avoid browser' over red alert privacy concerns – check your settings now | The Sun

CYBERSECURITY experts have claimed that Google Chrome doesn't take data privacy as seriously as other browsers.

Billions of people use Chrome as their browser of choice, but tech specialists at Kaspersky, a cybersecurity company, suggested that the browser should be avoided.

A recent blog post published on Kaspersky's website explains how Google largely collects user data to make money selling ads and goes as far as to state "the browser is best avoided."

The post stated: "If you use Chrome, Google can see just about everything you get up to online.

"And there’s nothing you can do about it: delete as many cookies as you like or browse in Incognito mode, it won’t make a lot of difference — Google will still hoover up data about your internet activity.

"And don’t forget that, besides Google, hundreds of other companies are also tracking your actions in cyberspace.

"And Chrome doesn’t really do much to stop this."

The post went on to recommend other browsers that it said are more privacy-minded and work to stop companies from collecting so much data.

The recommended browser list includes Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Vivaldi, DuckDuckGo, Tor Browser, and Mullvad Browser.

However, Google Chrome is extremely popular for a reason and has a range of features that lead to less data collection.

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All users can try incognito mode and Android users can try "Do Not Track" mode.

Google in a support webpage post said: "When you browse the web on computers or Android devices, you can send a request to websites not to collect or track your browsing data. It's turned off by default."

To use Chrome incognito mode on your computer, click the three vertical dots in the top right corner of the browser.

Then in the drop-down menu select "New Incognito Window".

A new window will appear, which will indicate that you have gone incognito.

The U.S. Sun has reached out to Google for comment.

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