Web Software Architecture and Engineering – Life on the Bleeding Edge

Named “Chrome,” it is expected to be released in days…
I don’t think I will download it. Why? With the web ablaze with privacy concerns surrounding Google, why would you download a browser from them?
Read more @ http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2008/09/breaking_google.html?print=true.

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Comments on: "Google to Launch Browser (No Kidding) – Just Say No!" (9)

  1. Will they be W3C Compliant. FREDTERP

  2. They seem to be pushing the envelope, I doubt they will worry about compliance.

  3. What privacy concerns?

    They’ll be using Webkit, so they’ll be just as compliant as Safari – you know, the first browser to pass the Acid2 test, and likely to be first with Acid3 too.

  4. Sorry if my previous comment offended you Sami… it wasn’t directed at you, it was directed at the folks writing for the Wall Street Journal. Been having a really bad week. Was looking for a “contact me” link or something to send this apology privately but couldn’t find one.

  5. @Peter,

    You’re kidding, right? Try googling google for “google privacy”.

    @Ike,

    No problem. Just don’t like profanity, but can understand your frustration at “journalism” today.

  6. Nope, not kidding – there’s always vague references about what Google might do with data, but I appear to have completely missed the latest fuss.

    Although I can’t find anything on what Google might have done wrong. They are apparently bottom of some privacy league, but that’s claimed to be “based on numerous inaccuracies and misunderstandings”.

    Some claims of StreetView being a privacy issue. :/

    But yeah, even if there are valid issues there, the browser is going to be Open Source – so, particularly with the high profile of this, if there are any privacy concerns I doubt it will take even a week from release before they’ve been found…

  7. Um yeah, see here:
    http://tapthehive.com/discuss/This_Post_Not_Made_In_Chrome_Google_s_EULA_Sucks

    Specifically:
    “in the case of Google Chrome, this means that the legal terms [] don’t apply

    We are working quickly to remove language from Section 11 of the current Google Chrome terms of service. This change will apply retroactively to all users who have downloaded Google Chrome.”

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