Google Chrome privacy update will mask user IP addresses

23/10/2023 | Bleeping Computer

Google is reportedly planning to upgrade its Chrome browser to protect users' privacy from covert tracking by obfuscating their IP addresses. Despite being essential for critical web functionalities, IP addresses can also pose significant privacy concerns as they allow websites and online services to track users' activities across websites, leading to the creation of persistent user profiles. The proposed "IP Protection" solution aims to solve this issue by routing third-party traffic from specific domains through proxies, thereby making users' IP addresses invisible to those domains. Initially, IP Protection will be an opt-in feature.

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