Google Chrome comprises 65% of the Worldwide share of revenue in the commercial marketing sector. To the second stands Mozilla Firefox with only 10% of the share.The business-oriented changes made by Google under “WebDeclarativeRequest” has been criticized highly by ad-blocking Web APIs like Ublock Origin, Ghostery, and Raymond Hill. Allegedly, it is against the business policies of Google.
The user’s privacy and fundamental accessibility freedom have been hampered because content-developers have direct access to the exact date of the user’s search through the Chrome extensions. Thus customized ads will pop up to disturb the smooth browse.
In reply to these queries, Google spokesperson had earlier made a statement through 9to5Google, promising to be working on
“design of a privacy-preserving content filtering system (that) limits the amount of censored browse data shared with third parties “
But how far they stand in solidarity with their user’s interest is no longer a hidden story.
Twitter has also been flooded with a number of remarks blaming Google for “selling” user’s data for the sake of revenue from advertisers. People have opted for a switch in the browser they use as a preferred solution.
The tracking of user data not only harrases users but also make them feel insecure about their work experiences over the browser. Not only marketing businesses but also blogs are associated with an user-data exchange partnership with Chrome.
Another issue is the fact that they’re using regular web hosting services from the US for their proxy servers, which they inexplicably call a “VPN” on their front page:Thanks for the proxy, Digital OceanGiven the US’s track record with privacy, and given that Digital Ocean is open for business in the US, it isn’t likely that they’ll keep your data very private if the government comes knocking.
Chrome extensions have definitely put its own fame off through this strategy in content and ads marketing.
The video posted by The Washington Post turns inaccessible to chrome user. Guess whom to blame? Extension!!!
Reference link: The Washington Post
Image credits: Twitter.