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September 5, 2008

If You’re going to bash Chrome, at least make sure what you’re saying is true first.

Filed under: Main — Ryan Jones @ 2:03 pm

I keep laughing at stupid news articles advising not to download Google Chrome because it’s just Google’s way of gathering more information about you.

If you’re a journalist working on such a post, please pay attention:

Chrome is open source – look at the code, you’ll see that it doesn’t send any such data to Google.

Despite this fact, I’ve still seen at least 15 articles from places like Wired, Guardian, computerworld, national business review, etc all claiming otherwise.

Do journalists not do research anymore? I know it’s fun to just run with whatever story sounds good, but next time you might want to make sure what you’re claiming is actually happening.

If you’re curious about what data Chrome actually sends, you can look at this post.

1 Comment

  1. Just downloaded Chrome, and it looks awesome. Not as smooth as Firefox, but it can be expected as its only in its beta stage. With the release of the Google internet browser I wouldn’t be surprised if Google released their own operating system within twenty years, and become as big as Microsoft.

    Comment by Learn Backgammon — October 18, 2008 @ 9:30 am

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