Google Launches Chrome 70, Fixes Sync and Login System

Google Chrome 69 had to face enough criticism from users and experts alike for a new Chrome Login feature that it had. This feature apparently allowed Google to force log-in users into Chrome without their complete consent, provided that they had logged into one of the Google services. With the latest version of Chrome, Chrome 70, Google is fixing the rather notorious feature. Along with this, the Chrome 70 build will address a few other security-oriented aspects as well. Google has also added a better way to manage how syncing works inside and outside Chrome.

As of now, users have an option to decide whether a browser sign-in would automatically sign them into the Chrome browser. If you don’t want Google taking you for granted, it’s handy to disable the feature by going to the Settings. If the feature is turned off, you won’t be signed into Google Chrome browser even when you keep yourself signed into services like Gmail, YouTube or other Google services. In the version 69, there was not an option for such a choice. Coming to the privacy control sector, Google now has a better interface to understand what is being synced and how.

The revamped UI shows whether the browser data is being synced with the Google account and even shows the account details. There is also an option to quickly enable Chrome Sync if you are interested. As seen in some of previous betas, the menu now provides quick access to areas like Passwords, Credit Cards and stored addresses on browser or Google account (if Sync is enabled). In addition to these, Chrome 70 also allows the user to control how extensions behave on individual websites. For instance, an extension can be triggered on an individual website — thus limiting the pervasive access to Chrome history and activities.

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