Reports Claim Google May Ban Cookies on Chrome and Android

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In the wake of the release of NSA (National Security Administration) reports that the government office is using Google and other Internet data to spy on American citizens, news sources such as are speculating that Google is working on a way to block cookies from Chrome and mobile operating system Android while still giving their advertisers users can help them in their ad campaigns.

As reports, Rob Shilkin, a spokesman for Google, commented on the search giant’s efforts toward providing a more secure web and browsing experience:

Technological enhancements can improve users’ security while ensuring the Web remains economically viable. We and others have a number of concepts in this area, but they’re all at very early stages.

Popular Internet Explorer alternative Mozilla Firefox has already made the move toward blocking many third-party cookies within their browser to protect user’s privacy. Mozilla is following in Apple and Microsoft’s footsteps, as they made the option available to users to easily block cookies within the option or setting menus of Safari and Internet Explorer.

Moving Away From MySQL 5.1

In addition to making efforts to help users block cookies to protect their privacy, Silicon Angle reports that Google is moving from MySQL 5.1 to Maria DB 10.0, which they claim is a move from an outdated database into one that will help them process and secure larger amounts of data.


These types of moves will help Google make users feel more secure browsing the internet with Chrome or utilizing Android or other products, like Gmail and Google apps. Even though the company has faced some backlash from scanning users’ emails in order to deliver relevant advertising within Gmail, a more updated database and better control over cookie tracking can help empower users and how their data is used and viewed online.



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Kelsey Jones
When she's not editing and scheduling posts, Kelsey Jones manages the Marketing Nerds podcast and moderates SEJ Summit conferences and Marketing ThinkTank webinars. She has been in digital marketing since 2007 and journalism since 2004. Kelsey enjoys writing and consuming all kinds of content, both in digital and tattered paperback form.
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  • Fathi

    It’s true that google , Firefox and IE are trying to solve the cookies’s problems, but at the same time there are many other spam networks like Delta toolbar are trying to access user’s information directly through Google itself, the biggest problem is that this spammy “Delta” is growing every day with every free download. So I think that working separately without put the hand in hand with users to get more information from them can not bring good results, they should work together to stop all the free downloads with spam programs.

  • Ajith Edassery

    Surprising move because the revenue from Android is primarily driven by Google ads which in turn uses cookies and intelligence from user searches a lot.

  • kevin pike

    I’m not a super technical person, but don’t cookies power your Facebook login session? I’m not sure people would stick with a browser that didn’t work with Facebook.