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Google has updated Chrome for Android with a new layer of privacy in “incognito mode”. | Font: xataca

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Google seeks to clarify the numerous problems that users have with “incognito mode” in the face of reports that it doesn’t really protect against data collection and that’s why you updated your browser Chromium for devices android to improve this tool with an extra layer of privacy. Thanks to this, windows opened by the user in this mode can be protected with biometric data.

As the tech firm explains on its official blog, this is one of the new security options added to Chromium in its version for devices android. Although it was already present in experimental mode during 2022 and was available in iOS for a while, this extra privacy filter has finally arrived for the huge user base of the operating system Google.

Needed improvement for Chrome’s “incognito mode”.

Now that the option is included in the version Google Chrome to android, users can activate it in the settings section. If it is enabled, tabs opened in “incognito mode” will appear locked to all users after the app is minimized.

To view the contents of these windows, the person who wants to access will have no choice but to use biometric authentication which is activated on the device or via pin. Therefore, depending on the option chosen by the mobile owner, there is a possibility that no one but him will be able to view this content.

Other Details About Chrome Incognito Biometric Authentication

To activate the new feature built into Chromium in android, the user must go to the browser, go to the settings tab and select “Privacy and Security” to select “Lock tabs in incognito mode when Chrome is closed”. Since the option is activated, it will always be necessary to unlock the mobile authentication system in order to see the contents of the tabs.

Of course, it is also important to remember that “incognito mode” Google Chrome hide your browsing and search history from other people using the same device. However, this does not prevent Googleadvertisers and their respective trackers to benefit from user data and their cookies.

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