Why I’m done with Chrome

A few weeks ago Google shipped an update to Chrome that fundamentally changes the sign-in experience. From now on, every time you log into a Google property (for example, Gmail), Chrome will automatically sign the browser into your Google account for you. It’ll do this without asking, or even explicitly notifying you. (However, and this is important: Google developers claim this will not actually start synchronizing your data to Google — yet…)

I’m curious how much of this impacts Chromium. I usually don’t sign into Chrome/Chromium anymore since I use so little of Google. And I’m using less and less. Which is my larger point. The problem isn’t the browser — it’s the company behind the browser.

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