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    Google Chrome

    Can Chrome be made safe for the privacy conscious? Everything I read suggests it is full of tracking, data mining, & similar spyware junk, yet I also find mention of apps like UnChrome, GoogleClean, etc., DIY articles like:

    http://www.ghacks.net/2013/11/09/dis...google-chrome/

    and suggestions of using Hosts File to stop Chrome from 'phoning home'.
    So can Chrome be made safe for privacy, or is it too full of junk to fix?

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    Chrome itself, probably not easily.

    http://www.chromium.org/ is the pre-Google build of Chrome without the the Google features and tracking. It lacks automatic updates AFAIK and occasionally you'll get stability problems if you're just downloading the most recent builds.

    http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron.php is a security and privacy build of Chrome.
    Real security doesn't come with an installer.

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    I'd like to fix Chrome, if possible, "easily" or not. Any tips? I would also like to try Chromium, but the stability issue has me put off. Is there a stable build for XP Pro SP3? Or Linux (kernel 2.6.29)?
    SRware has really bad reviews that say it has either adware, spyware or both. Don't think I'd want to try it.

    Quote Originally Posted by D0pp139an93r View Post
    Chrome itself, probably not easily.

    http://www.chromium.org/ is the pre-Google build of Chrome without the the Google features and tracking. It lacks automatic updates AFAIK and occasionally you'll get stability problems if you're just downloading the most recent builds.

    http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron.php is a security and privacy build of Chrome.

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