Google's New IP Protection Feature: Weighing the Pros & Cons
Google is testing a new feature in its immensely popular Chrome browser that hides IP addresses. This feature, known as IP Protection, sends connections from the browser through a proxy server first, so the remote website only sees the IP address of the proxy server, not the device from which the browser is being run. However, many users see this new feature as a privacy threat. Let’s examine the benefits and drawbacks of the IP Protection feature for Google users so you have the necessary information to decide for yourself.
The relationship between open-source software and cyber law and the future of Linux-based security systems in software development are also topics we explore this week.
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Google has decided that it is time to test a new feature in its widely used Chrome browser by hiding IP addresses. This feature, known as IP Protection, sends connections from the browser through a proxy server first, so the remote website only sees the IP address of the proxy server, not the device from which the browser is being run. So why the need for IP Protection through proxying? Is Google potentially restricting our privacy and access and monopolizing the proxy market? Let’s examine the potential implications of the IP Protection feature for Google users.
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