It’s been all over the news…or rather, tech gurus have been talking about its release on twitter and blogs…the release of Google Chrome. It is a browser that combines a minimal design with
sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.
Apparently, everything you search or type is sent back to Google, and Google will make suggestions on what you are looking for in the URL. Joe Wilcox questions the Google’s privacy issue as he read the terms and conditions and highlights a few key points you may want to consider prior to downloading.
“Your copy of Google Chrome includes one or more unique application
numbers. These numbers and information about your installation of the
browser (e.g., version number, language) will be sent to Google when
you first install and use it and when Google Chrome automatically
checks for updates. If you choose to send usage statistics and crash
reports to Google, the browser will send us this information along with
a unique application number as well.”
Apparently if Microsoft had to do this, everyone would be over it like flies! If you’re interested in finding out more about Google Chrome, have a look at this comic book like guide.
8 September 2008 – Looks like Google made a mistake with their Terms i.e. copy and pasted their standard terms and applied it to Chrome. Thankfully, the uproar highlighted the issue and they have now downloaded it…now so am I:-)