Protect your privacy in Google Chrome; unique ID, addons, linux, mac

Google Chrome Logo Each Google’s new browser "Chrome" installation contains a unique ID that allowing identifying its user. This has raised a big wave of people that mistrust the new browser. There are couple of simple alternatives to deal with protecting your identity while using Google Chrome.

UnChrome helps you with this task. It replaces your unique ID with Null values so that your browser cannot be identified any longer. The functionality of Google Chrome is not influenced by this. You only need to apply UnChrome once.  If Google Chrome is started now then please close it. Download Unchrome and run it.

SRWare Iron is a modified version of Chrome’s source code that removes all the components in the original browser that collect usage data. This means that Iron blocks the unique user ID, doesn’t send user-specific data to Google, disables the report-on-crash feature and doesn’t connect to Google to check for updates. If you don’t agree with Chrome’s privacy policy, get Iron: a web browser with Chrome’s look and feel but without all the data-collecting elements. Download SRWare Iron

Chrome Privacy Guard (CPG) is a small tool that automatically deletes the unique Client ID before each run of Google Chrome. In the future, you should always start the included ChromePrivacyGuard.exe instead of the original Chrome executable. This tool scans the "Local State" file inside the Chrome directory and removes all informations regarding the Client ID and afterwards automatically starts Chrome. Download

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