Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

Chrome tracks your browsing history... why do people suddenly care when there's an addon for Firefox that does that?

I'd like to see some proof of that. Or in the words of Wikipedia, 'Citation Needed'

Chrome sends every keypress in the URL bar back too Google. http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/privacy.html When you type URLs or queries in the address bar, the letters you type are sent to your default search engine so the Suggest feature can automatically recommend terms or URLs you may be looking for.

The autocompletion can easily be turned off.

Anyhow, what is typed on the URL bar is only a small subset of sites visited.

I'd like to see some proof as well. While there is some tracking involved in Chrome, I doubt they track browser history as well.

Perhaps the OP was referring the URL bar sending auto complete requests to google, which some consider tracking...

I don't really know of anything else Chrome does by default that "tracks your history" like this addon does.

Applications are open for YC Summer 2019

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact