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In Quiet Change, Google Now Automatically Logging Users Into Chrome

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In Quiet Change, Google Now Automatically Logging Users Into ChromeThe change is a complete departure from Google's previous practice of keeping sign-in for Chrome separate from sign-ins to any Google service.

In a change with potentially worrisome privacy implications, Google has begun to automatically log users into Chrome whenever they use the browser to sign into Gmail or any other Google service.

The change, introduced quietly with the new Chrome 69 release earlier this month, is a complete departure from Google's previous practice of keeping sign-in for Chrome separate from sign-ins to any Google service. Previously, Gmail users concerned about Google collecting their browsing data could use Chrome without necessarily being signed into the browser.

But starting with Chrome 69, the only way users can do that now is to not be logged into any Google service at all. Signing into a Google account will automatically sign them into Chrome. Signing out of Chrome will...(continued)

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