This week, Google responds to criticism in connection with the recent change in the behavior of Chrome login. Security experts have criticized Google for automatically forcing Chrome users to login to the browser if they logged into Gmail. You usually choose to sign in to Chrome If you want to sync bookmarks, passwords, and browsing history between devices. Although Google claims that synchronization is not enabled automatically. This change has been interpreted as a method to trick users into inadvertently sharing more data. Google now offers more control over the changes.
In a blog post titled “Product updates based on your feedback,” Chrome product Manager Zack Koch explains that Google is responding to criticism with some changes to Chrome 70. Google adds a new control to disable automatic login to Chrome. Despite the controls, it seems that auto-signing into Chrome will still be the default behavior.
Google is also updating its sync UI. This will help to make it clearer if you’re syncing data like passwords, credit cards etc to your Google account. Chrome 70 will also clear all Google auth cookies when you log out, instead of keeping these to allow you to stay logged in after cookies are cleared.
You can already disable this new sign-in behavior in google chrome flags. This is especially useful if you’re having problems using multiple accounts in Chrome after updating Chrome 69. If you go to the “chrome://flags/#account-consistency” page in Chrome and disable the“Identity consistency between browser and cookie jar” setting, Chrome auto-login will be removed. If you’re happy to wait until Google finally does so in settings in Chrome’s UI, then Chrome 70 will be available in mid-October.