Chrome’s Latest Feature can be used as Surveillance

Chrome 94 is now available, and it comes with some exciting new features. However, there are some aspects about which you should be wary. It has a function, according to Mozilla, that allows users to be watched.

The new update of Chrome introduces an idle detection API. Through this API, website can ask Chrome to report when a user with a web page open is idle on their device. It is not just about your usage of Chrome or a particular website, it can also say when you are not using any applications on your computer and send it to any websites.

Anything that can provide more information on how users are interacting are important to developers. They can use this data to their advantage, or they can sell it to other companies. On the other hand, this feature will not be enabled unless you allow it. A prompt will ask you permission before using your idle data on a particular website.

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