Chrome's automatic data-scrubbing feature does not delete cookies and site data for Google.com and YouTube.com. Programmer Jeff Johnson noted how Chrome does not get rid of your data on the sites while using a desktop in a piece published earlier this month that has recently captured attention.
- It's not clear whether this is a bug or an intentional move on Google's part so the ads giant can still track users without explicit permission. Johnson says this was also happening in the previous version of Chrome.
- The news comes after Chrome users sued Google over allegations the tech giant was collecting personal data despite deciding not to sync data stored in Chrome with a Google Account earlier this summer. "Google intentionally and unlawfully causes Chrome to record and send users’ personal information to Google regardless of whether a user elects to Sync or even has a Google account," the lawsuit stated.
- The news also comes as after the Justice Department today filed a lawsuit accusing Google, the world's leading search engine, of monopolistic practices.