Google Promises Changes To Chrome After Complaints


Some users felt the latest Chrome updates violated their privacy.

Google is making some changes to address user complaints of its popular browser. 

The tech company recently introduced the latest version of its popular browser, Chrome 69, and users weren't happy with a couple of its features. Google responded with a blog post on Tuesday, promising to make updates that address these issues.

The chief complaint was that the updated Chrome browser automatically logs users in whenever they access a Google owned site. After complaints rolled in, Google clarified that the feature didn't automatically upload user data.  

To further address the issue, Google says it will introduce a "control that lets users turn off linking web-based sign-in with browser-based sign-in."

Google also says it will update Chrome's interface to clearly communicate whether data is being synced.

The other complaint that Google says it will address involves the clearing of cookies. One Google user noted that when you try to clear all of your browser's cookies, Chrome still keeps some Google cookies.

Google said that it does this so users won't be forced to sign out of Google accounts, but this will change in the updated version of Chrome, and all cookies will be deleted and users will be signed out.

The company has recently placed an emphasis on privacy issues after getting into trouble for it's location tracking practices, and plans to enter the Chinese market. The company released a data protection framework ahead of participating in a Wednesday Senate hearing on privacy.