German Security Office Warning: Chrome is Bad for Surfing the Internet

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This could perhaps be the most stern warning ever made against Google Chrome since it was released for public use last Sept. 4. The warning delivered through a nationwide news program in Germany, Tagesschau saying that:

The Federal Office for Information Security warned internet users of the new browser Chrome. The application by the company Google should not be used for surfing the internet, as a spokesperson for the office told the Berliner Zeitung. It was said to be problematic that Chrome was distributed as an unfinished advance version. Furthermore it was said to be risky that user data is hoarded with a single vendor. With its search engine, email program and the new browser, Google now covers all important areas on the internet.

This is actually not the first concern raised against Google Chrome, we’ve read so much about these concerns last week, but it is the second raised by a German entity. Electronic Frontier Foundation also raised questions relating to Chrome, particularly the auto-suggest feature which EFF alleged sends information back to Google. Although this maybe an important feature for Google, in their quest to make Chrome better than the other browser, but for some this raise a possible risk on privacy.

We expect to see more issues and concerns to be raised in the coming days as Google Chrome spreads it wings some more. Bottomline, no matter how bad or how threatening Chrome is to personal security – users will don’t mind and are willing to take the risk to try out Google Chrome. And once they get used it, there will be no turning back to their old browsers.

Arnold Zafra
Arnold Zafra writes daily on the announcements by Google,, Yahoo & MSN along with how these announcements effect web publishers. He is currently building... Read Full Bio
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  • Hull Web Design

    I too am worried about Google’s ever increasing empire. I don’t like the idea of one company handling almost all of my private data, it’s worth too much to them, breaching of policies and laws are inevitable either by Google themselves, malicious staff or hackers.

    I think I’ll just be sticking to firefox, I have no problems with it and it enough extensions to keep me happy for a very long time.

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