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Google Chrome is scanning your personal files

 

    From an article published earlier this week:

 

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/wj7x9w/google-chrome-scans-files-on-your-windows-computer-chrome-cleanup-tool

 

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/...-on-your-windows-computer-chrome-cleanup-tool


    Kelly Shortridge, who works for the cybersecurity firm SecurityScorecard, found that the Google Chrome browser was performing background scans on files located in her Documents folder.


From Shortridge herself:

    "In the current climate, it really shocked me that Google would so quietly roll out this feature without publicizing more detailed supporting documentation—even just to preemptively ease speculation,” Shortridge told me in an online chat.


“Their intentions are clearly security-minded, but the lack of explicit consent and transparency seems to violate their own criteria of ‘user-friendly software’ that informs the policy for Chrome Cleanup [Tool].”
     

 

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/wj7x9w/google-chrome-scans-files-on-your-windows-computer-chrome-cleanup-tool

 

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https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/search?q=Google+Chrome+is+scanning+your+personal+files

 

 

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